Page extent: 72
ISBN: 9781786821379
Binding: PaperBack

New Nigerians

Oladipo Agboluaje

PaperBack (14 Feb 2017)

Nigeria: ‘the Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it?

As time runs out to build a coalition which can challenge the ruling party, can progressive forces overcome their personal and political differences, or will their troubled pasts define an even more troubling future?

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ISBN13 9781786821379
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 72


'Aboluaje’s script is packed full of juicy details and jokes that stay just the right side of crude... What New Nigerians does is give a richly flavoured insight into a country that’s full of tribal divisions, Christian fervour, and bad politicians so wealthy they’ve forgotten what their job is. They’ve had Greatness thrust upon them, and the results are nothing short of hilarious.' Time Out  

'robustly satirises Nigerian politics and shows the problems facing advocates of revolutionary change.... People constantly say in the UK and the US that political satire cannot match reality. Agboluaje’s play, however, proves it still has a vital corrective role, and that anger about a flawed system is a great source of comic energy.' Michael Billington, The Guardian

'Suffused with warmth, hopefulness and humour, New Nigerians is no ordinary political satire... Oladipo Agboluaje’s intricate, intellectual script skilfully articulates the economic and cultural complexities of Nigeria’s political climate while remaining both universally relevant and – perhaps more importantly – entirely engaging.' The Stage ★★★★