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SYNOPSES The Activist is a thought-provoking novel about the Niger-Delta andits people. It is a compelling story that underscores the need forunity amongst the various peoples of the Niger Delta in order tosecure equity for themselves and all other nationalities withinNigeria. The novel dwells on environmental degradation, the antics ofthe oil companies and corruption among the local elites. The novelschronicles The Activist's struggle to set things right for his people.He leaves the comfort of his home abroad to join in the struggle toensure its success. It is a story of courage, sacrifice and defiance.It is a message for the need for change, set in a contemporary Nigeriasteeped in corruption and avarice.Exploring the political and social tensions of recent times, TheActivist probes the depth o…
This Interview was published in National Mirror in April. My Friends Think I Must Be Crazy To Live As A Dramatist-Lekan Balogun
Like his contemporary, Wole Oguntokun, Lekan Balogun belongs to a new generation of Nigerian playwrights, prolific and focused, whose contributions to the growth of the Nigerian theatre is considered by critics to be invaluable and worthy of commendation. In this interview with UZEZI EKERE, he talks about his career as a dramatist and what lies ahead. Excerpts:
How long have you been involved with the theatre? We are talking about fourteen years, and its been one long and adventurous one.
What has the journey been like for fourteen years? It’s been very enormous really, because quite a lot of people do not know that I didn’t start as a playwright. They know me as a writer but I actually started as a stage actor, after a while I got into research, which I still do, and it is in the course of my research that my flair for writing sprout into the open.
@naijabooks interview Amaka Azie, is a part time family doctor
and author of two novels “Melodies of Love’ and ‘Thorns and Roses’. One of five
children, Azie, who enjoys reading, writing and watching crime TV shows, is self-published
under Accomplish Press, a publishing consultant firm. The author, who lives in
England with her husband and two daughters, discussed her work and motivation with