DRAMA AS A TOOL OF COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A STUDY OF FRANK OGBECHE’S HARVEST OF CORRUPTION

Matthew Taiwo, Kenneth Kanu

Abstract


The role of a writer in our post-independence society is significant. Our society is on the verge of moral rape, social and political destruction. This is because the people at the helm of affairs are no longer representing the interest of those who voted them into power. This situation has led to the wide spread of corruption, kidnapping and other evil occurrences in the society. As a result of hunger, poverty, frustration and despair, people are desperate to survive, they are ready to take any step in as much their needs would be met. Those who are saddled with the responsibilities of making laws and formulating policies are sometimes the same people who break the laws. The security operatives sometimes act contrarily to the ethics of their profession. The society is gradually tilting towards anarchy. In this situation, the literary artist is expected to use his literary prowess to expose and lampoon these vices that have eaten terribly deep into the marrows of the society. It is therefore against this backdrop that this paper is designed to examine Frank Ogbeche’s Harvest of Corruption as a play which communicates the ills of the society to readers.   


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Post Independence, Corruption, Communication and Society

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