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Iyale (The First Wife)  

Iyale (The First Wife) $19.95 ex GST
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It's 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi's wife Toyin is turning 40 and, behind the mansion walls, the household is preparing for her party. But there are other distractions. Their troublesome sons, returning from college, are more interested in seduction and starting revolutions than their parents' disintegrating marriage. Meanwhile Helen, the ambitious house girl, is waiting for her chance...

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-925-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB

Author

OLADIPO AGBOLUAJE was born in Hackney and educated in Nigeria and Britain. He has a Masters Degree in Literature, Representation and Modernity from London Metropolitan University, writing his dissertation in creative writing and African literature. He is a London based playwright and an executive member of the African Theatre Association (AfTA).  He has written poems, short stories and plays for radio and stage including: Early Morning, Mother Courage and Her Children (African adaptation for Eclipse Theatre) and The EstateHe is the winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award, and a received an 2010 Olivier award nomination for Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre for his 2009 play for Iya - lle ( The First Wife).

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