Zulu Sofola was born in 1935, in Issele-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. After graduating from Virginia Union University, with a B.A. in English, she received her M.A. in drama from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She completed her Ph.D in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1977. Sofola, became the first female Nigerian playwright and dramatist and one of the most prolific writers on the African continent.


Production Date Theatre
Wedlock of the Gods 2011 Cochrane Theatre


Title Date Publisher
Old Wines Are Tasty 1995 African Books Collective
Song of a Maiden: a Play 1991 African Books Collective
The Sweet Trap 1977 Oxford University Press
King Emene: Tragedy of a Rebellion 1974 Heinemann
Wedlock of the Gods 1972 Evans Africa
The Wizard of Law 1972 Evans Africa
The Disturbed Peace of Christmas 1971 Daystar Press

Critical sources

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