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A Book of Three Plays consists of three One-Act plays. The author, Ifedimma Onwugbufor shines light on girl-child marriage through the dialogues in her one – act plays.
This Thing Called Love: Memuna’s ready acceptance of Elder Razak, a sixty-year old man, is borne out of frustration induced by her family. This she divulges to them when it is almost late. Was she really ready to be the old man’s bride at 13? Many very young females caught in such web usually make daring decisions in their bid to extricate themselves from the mess. A child will always be a child.
Song of an Owl: Tramples on the ideology of marriages involving two women. This social practice embodies a complication that erodes the 21st century socio-political strata of the Igbo society. Young girls who become pregnant by unwilling males, are mostly married into such circumstances, and the consequence encompasses Ifeoma’s situation when she becomes married to Obiageli solely for procreation. By this arrangement, Ifeoma is robbed of her future as her ambition and survival are dependent on her subservience to her female ‘husband’; and most probably, on the goodwill of the inappropriate or undesirable men who are brought to copulate with her by her female ‘husband’.
My Lane and Yours: Tells the story of superstition of Maami who visits her only granddaughter, Toke Douglas and her young husband, Boma Douglas in Lagos. Toke had been delivered of a new baby and Maami’s one month stay with the Douglases is disrupted by Maami’s constant meddling which wears the new couple out.
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In the ghetto of Dabala rest the ruin of many underage girl-children
who, under their parents’ watch suffer different forms of sexual
molestation. These mishaps, perpetuated by averagely-affluent men and
women, are characterized by subtle coercions, decoys, and downright
exploitation due to vagrancy and deprivation. Requiem exposes a putrid
society in dire need of redemption, even from the hands of persons
whose duty is to sanitize it. In fact, it depicts the scourge of
female sexual abuse in an intense and gripping narrative. Will Member
set to move to Makurdi to live with a female pastor and her family
suffer the same fate?
A young girl who is invited to an art contest is assisted by a sun-woman, a paint brush, palettes, and canvas. Their supernatural abilities give life to the painted image of a daunting dinosaur on her canvas. A treasure hidden deep inside the forest, is connected with the victory of the contest. The forest girl and her company embark on a search for the treasure. Although frustrated by the dinosaur and the spiky-virus invaders, they are sustained by the ministration of the elves, hare and fox sent by the king of the forest.