we Analysis of Let Me Die Alone by John Kolosa Kargbo ~ Naija Poets

TITLE: Let Me Die Alone

AUTHOR: John Kolosa Kargbo
GENRE: Drama
ABOUT: A tragic drama about a female ruler under colonial reign in Africa who committed suicide as a result of unbearable colonial oppression.
CHARACTERS: Yoko, Gbanya, Musa, Lamboi, Jeneba, etc.
SETTINGS: Mende, Senehum, Mayamba, Taiama, etc.
FLOW: Climactic
THEMES: Colonial Oppression, Quest for Leadership Position, Greed and Betrayal, Gender Violence, Inequality, etc
LITERARY TERMS: Repetition, Imagery, Vernacular, Adage, Simile, Foreshadowing, etc.
TONE AND MOOD: tone of Rivalry, unrest and disagreement
SIMILAR DRAMA: The Blood of a Stranger by Dele Charley.

Let Me Die Alone by John Kolosa Kargbo is a tragedy. The play is about a queen named Yoko who committed suicide after facing series of mayhem such as blasphemous humiliation, mockery for barrenness, and colonial exploitation by Governor Samuel Rowe, who divided and took large part of her kingdom away.

The actions in the drama is well designed with reasonable characterizations and coherent dialogues; not to forget settings such as Mende, Senehum, Mayamba, Taiama, etc. Except for the employment of dialect which in way a flaw to the play, the choice of language in the drama is simple.

Drama similar in nature is The Blood of a Stranger by Dele Charley. The drama is about colonial exploitation in Africa. The Blood of a Stranger is a tragedy where Whitehead (a colonial master) was used as a sacrificial lamb to cleanse Mandoland.


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