I am 52 years old and a disciple of Christ. I will not bore you with a personal history, but will dwell on certain incidents that led to my disillusionment and expulsion from the NCC affiliated to the International Churches of Christ ICC. I first attended church in April while my life was in turmoil partly due to family problems that I will not dwell on. After the service, the members were all eager to shake hands, hug each other, and seemingly reaffirm their love for each other before the inevitable soul-searching questions to the visitors, now unwittingly victims of circumstance. The happy, albeit doctored atmosphere and camaraderie would melt any heart as it did mine, given my emotional condition at the time.
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The Green Cross of Kafira, published posthumously by Bookmark Africa , is the last in a trilogy of Kafira plays that started with Betrayal in the City , followed by Man of Kafira , first staged in When the play opens, they are on a spying mission that is supposed to be so covert, it must be carried out in the absence of their personal assistants, drivers and even bodyguards.
The candidate of the new party, former detainee Pastor Mgei, wins the election, and thereby dethrones the so-called Chief of Chiefs. In The Green Cross of Kafira , Imbuga, with a renewed sense of urgency, addresses the theme of dictatorship in Africa, and completes his trilogy of the Kafira plays which begins with Betrayal in the city followed by Man of Kafira.
To this end, the author employs various strategies to show that, in implementing reforms, basic wisdom and common sense are more important than high-sounding theories and policy papers. The play is divided into two act s, with the first one having three scenes and the second one four. Every scene comes with a sub-heading. This flair for creating intertextual similarities is also seen in the presence of clownish characters in virtually all his works, including this one, and heavily borrowing from African images and sayings.
They even accuse one detainee of masterminding a prison mutiny when he was being held at another jail. You are commenting using your WordPress.
You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Burning of Rags By Francis Imbuga. Rate this:. Like this: Like Loading Good work, I also aspire to one day dine with you in the high table of renown authors. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:.
Francis Mbugua’s story: “A Disciple of Christ or the Movement?”
Nairobi: Bookmark Africa, ISBN The book is the authorised biography of the talented author, who died on November 19, It is written by Masinde Kusimba, a media specialist and author. Imbuga is famous for plays that are staple readers in schools and colleges across the continent and beyond. The annual festival attracts many visitors and displays a wide range of cultural events, cuisine, performing arts and sporting talents from across the country and yonder. Imbuga was one of the founding members of the festival as part of the academic calendar in KU, where he was based as a scholar for over three decades.