This is a play written in 1977 and published by Exposition Press, Hicksville, NY, USA. It is categorized with African Literature on Amazon's shelf.
The drama centers around Akinwale; a young but dexterous war lord. Marshaling a corpus of equally skilful native soldiers he went into a war spitting venom. Nor was he found wanting in motivating words for his troop that held him in awe. Tradition had bestowed the office to him. Akinwale did not fail to live up to the billing of a war chief.
With his words, he was enigmatic. With war strategies he was a mystery. At preparing for battle, he could not be faulted.
Akinwale fought and won but came face to face with another war that reduced his battle field exploits into mere Pyrrhic victory.
The work is spiced up with native African proverbs and aphorisms rendered as poetry and and can be seen as classic African drama.
It is good African literature, indeed.
Sadly, this writer discovered that the book is no longer available. The last known copy was seen on the" amazon" African Literature shelf, but has now been sold off.
The book presently exists as hard back: less than 100 pages.
But with the publishers out of business, this gem begs a reprinting. Perhaps this time around, a soft back will be less expensive.