This Side of the Dead by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Title: This Side of the Dead

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Drama

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.0 x 7.5

Number of Pages: 181

Publication Year: 2018

Publisher: Old Press (PEA & Associates)

ISBN: 978-9789545346

Available at: Booksellers Ltd, Abuja, Citi Plaza, Area 11, Garki and No. 34, Ankpa Road, Makurdi, 08035933577

Short Description: Mr. Ogezi’s new play examines the fears, struggles and triumphs of the downtrodden in a class-restive society. With deft utilization of stage resources and verisimilitude, humanity is depicted with telling imaginative empathy in a ghoulish dramatization that embeds reality in fiction.

This Side of the Dead mirrors the class tensions inherent in a third-world country and their attendant consequences. It is about the lives of two brothers caught in the vortex of a soulless world. Michael, an expelled final-year law student on asylum at his elder brother’s construction site home, unwittingly manages to attract love from Susan, an American-born daughter of a Nigerian Cabinet Minister. Unfortunately, his ambivalence to this love does not suffice in stopping the huge price which the poor must pay for crashing the party of the rich and the powerful.


Category: Satire, Naturalism


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Themis by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Title: Themis

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Drama

Format: eBook (Kindle Edition)

Book Dimension (Paperback): NA

File Size (eBook): 934 KB

Number of Pages (eBook): 90

Publication Year: February 1, 2017

Publisher: Zakky Bookworld International

ISBN: 978-1520504063

Available at: Amazon (Kindle Store)

Short Description: Themis, the Greek goddess of justice, also popularly known as the blind Lady Justice, hails from the first generation of the line of the Titans in ancient Greek mythology. The myth woven around her in this play is aimed at bringing to the fore the universal theme of justice and its concomitant principle of equality of all before the naked eyes of the law which are the mainstay of the time-hallowed doctrine of the Rule of Law.
Themis is the mythopoeic story of the goddess’ passion for justice and equity far above primordial sentiments. It foregrounds the sacred place of justice above the wild call of consanguinity and romantic love. Told in a lyrical language that transports the reader or audience to the fabled Mount Olympus, the revered abode of the gods, the play demystifies the gods in the pantheon by conferring on them with some basic human attributes.

Category: Mythology, Drama


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The Threshing Floor by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Title: The Threshing Floor

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.6

Number of Pages: 196

Publication Year:  December 3, 2014

Publisher: NWS Publishers/Kraft Books Limited.

ISBN: 978-978-52780-6-4

Available at: Kraft Books Limited, 6a Polytechnic Road, Sango, Ibadan, Nigeria, &

Short Description: The Threshing Floor is a collection of a dozen short stories that has just a bit of everything. From religious hypocrisy, marital infidelity and human deception and fraud, to spiritual mysteries, the limits of justice (in our land), the many and uncertain shades of love, and the redemptive (?) value of suicide, Isaac Attah Ogezi skilfully and sensitively explores the human condition in its social, psychological and spiritual dimensions. The stories are both universal and uniquely individual as everyone can identify with one or another of the characters whose experiences are portrayed in The Threshing Floor. The author’s mastery of language and power of narration will surely seduce any reader. In 2014, Ogezi was nominated for both the Soyinka Prize for African Literature and NLNG Prize for Literature for his Under a Darkling Sky.


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Embrace of a Leper by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Embrace of a LeperTitle:  Embrace of a Leper

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Drama

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.2

Number of Pages:  99

Publication Year: March 29, 2013

Publisher: Hybun Publications International

ISBN: 978-978-8449-18-8

Available at: Hybun Publictions International, Suite 67, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. 08033728286;07085650349

Short Description: The history of the conquest of the old Northern Region of Nigeria by the British colonial forces is not complete without the story of resistance to foreign domination in Keffi, a town made famous by the murder of its first British Resident, Captain Moloney, by the intrepid warrior, Magaji Dan Yamusa, in 1902. This triggered off a chain of events which culminated in the fall of Zaria, Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Sokoto to the British by the force of arms.

Embrace of a Leper relives this historic encounter, pitching the major dramatic personae in a titanic battle for supremacy. Mr. Ogezi handles his subject with unusual dramatic dexterity and candour, bereft of prejudice.
After over three decades in a land that has witnessed his tears and triumphs, Mr. Ogezi in this latest creative offering, pays a moving tribute.

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Under a Darkling Sky by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Under a darkening skyTitle:  Under a Darkling Sky

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Drama

Format: Paper back

Book Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.2

Number of Pages:  92

Publication Year: May 12, 2012

Publisher: Hybun Publications International

ISBN: 978-978-8449-07-2

Available at: Hybun Publictions International, Suite 67, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. 08033728286;07085650349

Short Description: Under a Darkling Sky dramatizes the life and times of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the renowned environmental activist-cum-writer, who placed his community far above his individual life, and eventually paid the supreme price by dying for his Ogoni people in the Niger Delta region of the West African nation-state called Nigeria.

Ken Saro-Wiwa was tried by a kangaroo  military tribunal, the Ogoni Civil Disturbances Tribunal, convicted and sentenced along with eight other Ogonis to be hanged on trumped-up charges of complicity and incitement of the deaths of four Ogoni elders in May, 1994

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