Death Catches the Hunter

Death Catches the Hunter $16.99

Biyi Bandele

Published by AmberLane Press

When the Prophet Emefa receives the word of God he founds a new church, and the people flock to see the miracles he performs. He cures the paralysed and restores sight to the blind. His final act of daring is to walk into a lion's cage. "Behold another Daniel", he says. Death Catches the Hunter is the lyrically comic tale of a prophet, a teacher and a garage mechanic, wide-boys and spiritual power, adoration and the desire for revenge

This volume also includes Me and the Boys, a dramatic monologue first seen at the Finborough Theatre as part of the London New Play Festival in 1995.

"The hugely talented Nigerian-born 'Biyi bandele has written a parable for three voices about faith, manipulation, self-deception and credulity... There is both a political and a spiritual lesson in this agile and original play, and Bandele's writing bristles with snide, irreverent and intelligent humour" ~ John Peter, Sunday Times

"...this deceptively simple near-parable is both demanding and rewarding in its thematic complexity, craftily constructed and written in a tone that veers excitingly between jaunty colloquialism and a spare, poetic beauty. It is also belly-achingly funny ..." ~ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

" is made up of big, beguiling, articulate speeches which are a gift for the actors. But the real pull of the play is Bandele's exploration of the simple foibles that lead a man to declare himself a son of God and his compatriots to believe him ... his play has an endearing, wry, and very human charm" ~ Mark Fisher, Herald

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