My seven daughters are after young boys : [a classical drama for schools & colleges]

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Title

My seven daughters are after young boys : [a classical drama for schools & colleges]

Subject

Nigerian literature (English)

Description

This play's preface suggests that the work should be read as a closet drama. Readers are duly instructed: "When ever you are annoyed, take up this booklet and go through it. You will come across very funny items that will make you forget all about your anger," (pg.8). 

The seven daughters of the pamphlet's title are featured as busty women on the cover to attract the reader into purchasing this play. They do not figure in the action of the play at all. In the plot the one good daughter is given to the faithful servant who warns the king that three of his wives are unfaithful. The play's story appears to come from oral tradition. The jilted wives attempt to murder the king on three different occasions. The king's dog,Tiger, protects him and the king proves to be impervious to poison and bullets. This play also incorporates elements of ritual practice and masquerade. After the dog dies of natural causes, the king consults with a traditional doctor who makes a charm after a kola nut ceremony that will prevent the king from developing any vulnerability.

Both this play and Beware of Women, also by Nathan O. Njoku, have dogs that protect their masters against the poisons and bad intentions of women.

Creator

Njoku, N. O. (Nathan O.)

Publisher

Fegge-Osha ; [Onitsha?] : Njoku & Sons

Date

196-

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Language

English

Type

Onitsha market literature

Identifier

ksrl.c3553

Citation

Njoku, N. O. (Nathan O.), “My seven daughters are after young boys : [a classical drama for schools & colleges],” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed July 25, 2017, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/6870.