Three Sisters (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
Chekhov's iconic characters are relocated to Nigeria in this bold new adaptation.Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos. Fuelled by foreign intervention, the conflict encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos. Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling of Chekhov's classic play.
Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria, and is a cross-art-form practitioner, a poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist, designer and founder of the Midnight Run - a nocturnal urban excursion. He is a Complete Works poet alumnus and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. www.inuaellams.com