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Shirburnian Catastrophe, The

Basil Diki

Publication Year: 2013

As a polygamous Sherburne-educated ruler, a Scottish music aficionado, drools over Mimudeh, a sixteen-year old drum-major in a bagpipe school band, a prophecy given by a royal oracle haunts him. When the schoolgirlís father, an Opposition MP, moves a controversial motion, the child vanishes. Her parents consult the same oracle, which triggers a cyclone as politics, brutality and sexual perversion intersect. The diviner seems to disclose that the schoolgirl is already deflowered. The fiasco ropes in army generals and Mimudehís heartthrob, Archer McLeod, and everyone is sucked into the eye of the cyclone. Knife-edge drama that pits absurd realities against popular ideals takes centre-stage, rudely offering Archer a lifetime opportunity. But is a move at the end a brainy manoeuvre, a romantic act or a divine solution to a complex equation? The Shirburnian Catastrophe is a contemporary play in two parts; Squaring A Circle (Book I) and Square Circle In A Triangle (Book II). This volume contains both books.

Published by: African Books Collective

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Table of Contents

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pp. iii-iv

Book I Squaring A Circle

Characters

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pp. 3-4

Act One

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pp. 5-24

Act Two

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pp. 25-44

Act Three

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pp. 45-62

Act Four

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pp. 63-84

Act Five

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pp. 85-88

Afterword

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pp. 89-90

Book II Square Circle In A Triangle

Characters

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pp. 93-94

Act One

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pp. 95-114

Act Two

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pp. 115-128

Act Three

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pp. 129-144

Act Four

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pp. 145-164

Act Five

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pp. 165-178

Act Six

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pp. 179-186

Afterword

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pp. 187-191


E-ISBN-13: 9789956791262
Print-ISBN-13: 9789956791132

Page Count: 194
Publication Year: 2013

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