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Shvoong Home>Entertainment>Plays>betrayal in the city Review

betrayal in the city

Book Review   by:futar     Original Author: francis imbunga
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Francis imbunga''s play starts by showing the contradictiond between african culture and inherited government systems in africa. Francis cuts a clear distinction between leaders and the mass.
The play opens by showing the life of nina and doga who morn for their lost child, who was killed on an organised demonstration,which was focused on african dictatorship and corruption.
Plot is built up by imbunga by adding more characters who represent different situations and on different circumstances. For example we meet mulili an illiterate soldier who was employed and given high post because the president was his uncle.On the same scene we also meet jere who is a faithful soldier and he adores african style of life,he and mulili fell into a fight since they take different courses of reasoning,Here mulili represent the ruling class and its common habits of bulldozing the society,
Again the whole country is proven rotten and how harmful speaking the truth is, we see how those dared to open their mouths and the reveal the truth face difficulties,sometimes going to the extreme of being imprisoned for example jusper and other prisoners.
FInally somepeople gather courage and plan a revolution on which now mulili betrays the president and he realizes how bad he is.......
Published: May 15, 2007   
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  1. 4. gad

    request

    would you please upload the plot,setting,cheracterisation,stylistic devices and the themes brought out in Francis Imbuga's 'Betrayal in the city'

    19 Rating Thursday, October 27, 2011
  2. 3. kayiwa James Earl

    Literature

    One of the best books i have taught in literature. Only comparable to Orwel's Animal Farm.

    2 Rating Saturday, August 06, 2011
  3. 2. charity n

    appreciation

    very engrossing

    0 Rating Wednesday, October 27, 2010
  4. 1. samuel R Mugabi

    grateful

    was one of the best books I read while in college sylabus

    1 Rating Sunday, May 27, 2007
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