this time the Play takes place in London NOT "Ilujinle", that small African village facing rapid change. It chronicles how Baroka, the lion, fights with the modern Lakunle over the right to marry Sidi, the titular Jewel. Lakunle is portrayed as the civilized antithesis of Baroka and unilaterally attempts to modernize his community and change its social conventions for no reason other than the fact that he can. The transcript of the play was first published in 1962 by Oxford University
Aside from the thrilling Play the Professor added his opinion to the feelings of many about the Nigerian name tag for some plastic "Americanized" country dramatist known as "Nollywood" in some of his reactions he was quoted to say "A writer does not have the luxury of indifference, Nollywoood is a swear word, it's not original, it's a mimicry of Bollywood & Hollywood, I tone down my disgust for Nollywood as a result of its entrepreneurship"
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