Nigerian Ola Rotimi was a playwright and director. He obtained a B.A. from Boston University, and an M.A. from Yale, where he earned the distinction of being a Rockefeller Foundation scholar in Playwriting and Dramatic Literature. For over two decades, Rotimi was professor of playwriting, dramatic literature, and directing, as well as Head of Department and Dean of Faculty in two Nigerian universities. He was twice commissioned by the BBC to write for its overseas broadcast, and his publications include six full-length plays (two of them award-winning), and a number of scholarly articles on Theatre and Drama.


Production Date Theatre
The Gods Are Not To Blame 1989 Riverside Studios


Title Date Publisher
The Gods Are Not To Blame 1971 Oxford University Press
Kurumi 1971 Oxford University Press
Holding Talks 1979 Ibadan University Press in association with Oxford University Press
If: A Tragedy of the Ruled 1983 Heinemann Educational Books
Hope of the Living Dead 1988 Spectrum Books
Akassa you mi: an historical drama 2001 University of Port Harcourt Press

Critical sources

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