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Three Plays: Songs Of a Goat, The Masquerade, The Raft

Author: J.P. Clark
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John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (born 6 April 1935) is a Nigerian poet and playwright, who has also published as J. P. Clark and John Pepper Clark. This volume includes three Song of a Goat (1961), a tragedy cast in the Greek classical mode in which the impotence of Zifa, the protagonist, causes his wife Ebiere and his brother Tonye to indulge in an illicit love relationship that results in suicide. This was followed by a sequel, The Masquerade (1964), in which Dibiri’s rage culminates in the death of his suitor Tufa. The 3rd play The Raft (1964), in which four men drift helplessly down the Niger aboard a log raft.

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