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Dance of the Vampires and Six Other Plays

Thursday 23 May 2013, author(s)-editor(s) Bole Butake

This crowning collection brings together seven of Bole Butake’s 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.

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ISBN 9789956790395 | 394 pages | 229 x 152 mm | 2013 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback