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The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi

The Gods are not to Blame
Ola Rotimi
My Best Nigerian book is Ola Rotimi’s The Gods are not to Blame . It’s a classic that most literature student can not escape. The play strongly drives African belief in destiny and human attempt to turn it around. Gbonka, the king’s ward tried to re-write the destiny of King Adetugba’s new born baby, who should have being killed at birth to avert … the future of killing his father and marrying his mother by abandoning him in the bush for someone to pick up.

Though a couple who had been looking for a child found him and picked him up, he still found his way back to where his destiny lied. If only, Gbonka had killed him, the story would have been different. His disobedience attracted plague in the land that resulted in the death of many innocent villagers.

African beliefs, customs and tradition are highlighed in the play. Kabiyesi is an authocrat whose decision can not be questioned( Hence, K-a-b-i-o-o-s-i) Mode of communication - White cloth with okro symbolises war. Lessons learnt are obedience, patience, and openness.  It documents African folklores, myths, idiomatic expressions, symbolic communication and communal living. Tribute to Ola Rotimi!

Toyin TitiLoye


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