Shreds of Tenderness

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - African drama (English) - 134 pages
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TITLE: Shreds of Tenderness
AUTHOR: John Ruganda
PUBLISHER: Oxford University press
GENRE: Drama
PAGES: 143 pages
REVIEWER: Mwalimu Jeffkass
This drama has been depicted from a society which is full of greed for power, individualism and the use of excessive power to kill those who are not loyal to the government. Betrayal also has been depicted in this drama both family and political betrayal; Odie betrays his step brother Wak by giving the SRB information on how he can be killed, Wak escapes and seeks refuge in a neighboring country where we realize the plight of refugees; The refugees lack water to bathe; the stench of Dr.Rugendarutakaliletirugaruka(Stella in a play within a play) can be sensed from far, they are being harassed by the natives as in the case of Wak and Mr. No-fear-No favor man. Individualism is being realized where Odie wants to inherit everything claiming the death of his step brother. Political betrayal has been depicted when Odie's father who is a minister is being killed by the SRB following the order given by General Mohammed Ali who is also a lover to Stella. John Ruganda uses this play to criticize the poor governance in Africa by the African leaders who cannot as well accept defeat whenever election is held in their respective countries and Ruganda expresses this in primer game where Odie cannot accept that Wak has won the post of the chairperson of the game and Stella gets it too tough to mediate the two rival step brothers. So this story truly depicts the evils done by the African leaders.

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shreds of tenderness is a book that talks about a meritocratic governance in a east African country called Uganda. the book is about how political leaders influence the activities of extrajudicial affairs. the main characteristics were

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