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Dance of the Vampires and Six Other Plays
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This crowning collection brings together seven of Bole ButakeĆ­s finest plays since 1984, namely: Dance of the Vampires; Family Saga; Lake God; Betrothal Without Libation; And Palm Wine Will Flow; The Rape of Michelle; and Shoes. More than an academic, Butake has distinguished himself as a playwright, unearthing and foregrounding the ills, travails and predicaments of a land and people trapped by the blood-dripping impunities of vampires in power. In his rich repertoire of over ten plays, Butake takes sides with the downtrodden, the wretched of the earth, the deprived and the underdogs. His jabs and jibes, aimed at the rulers, are scathing, at times vitriolic. He has excelled at a stubborn determination to ignore the sinecures, lure and allure of power without responsibility.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Preface One
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface Two
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Part I - Dance of the Vampires
  2. pp. 1-58
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  1. Part II - Family Saga
  2. pp. 59-110
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  1. Part III - Lake God
  2. pp. 111-194
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  1. Part IV - Betrothal without Libation
  2. pp. 195-242
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  1. Part V - And Palm-wine will Flow
  2. pp. 243-284
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  1. Part VI - The Rape of Michelle
  2. pp. 285-330
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  1. Part VII - Shoes
  2. pp. 331-380
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  1. Back cover
  2. pp. 396-396
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