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Document of Identity

Document of Identity
by Wole Soyinka

The second play celebrating Nobel Prize winning Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's 80th birthday. This is a semi-autobiographical account of events that took place under the brutal regime of Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha. Based on the experience of Soyinka's daughter, an academic forced to flee Nigeria by the threats against her father's family. Whilst in london, en route to the US, she gives birth prematurely only to find the newborn trapped in a stateless limbo. The British authorities say they are unable to issue the newborn with a visa and therefore the family cannot join Soyinka in the US.

First broadcast in 1999.

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jul 2014 22:15


Role Contributor
WriterWole Soyinka
Aigbo EdialePaterson Joseph
Suulola EdialeRakie Ayola
Talese EdialeOluwawemimo Oleyana
Razaq BaniyeAnthony Ofoegbu
KiisuClaire Benedict
Professor SaliuPatrice Naiambana
Oseoba EdialeEhizogie Odigie
Mrs BursleyBrigit Forsyth
Mr BrecrossRon Berglas
DoctorMartin Reeve
ComposerJuwon Ogungbe
DirectorPauline Harris
ProducerPauline Harris

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