Francis Imbuga. Betrayal in the City. page comprehensive study guide; Features an extended summary and 5 sections of expert analysis. Written by a. BETRAYAL IN THE CITY BY FRANCIS IMBUGA THE AUTHOR – FRANCIS IMBUGA () Prof. Imbuga was born in in Vihiga county in Western . In Betrayal in the City, there is a lot of commotion created by the university BETRAYAL IN THE CITY BY FRANCIS IMBUGA (reposted).

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He also disagrees with his wife about informing the sub-chief about the crack on the grave. He repeatedly threatens Jere and even informs him that he has killed a man in the very cell Jere is in. Apr 20, Levi Cheruo rated it really liked it. Also the play portrays on the misuse of public fund done by the government leaders such as Tumbo, Boss, as well as Mulili who contributes to the underdevelopment of Kafira state.

Mosese a lecturer is among those imprisoned because of “morning in public “. Out pd good will she agrees to meet him only for Boss to try to rape her. The “competition” to choose the winning play to be done during the state visit of a foreign head of state is done and Jusper play emerges the best. He even suggests that people should go on holiday during the visit by the foreign head of state, so that everyone can line up along the road to receive him.

Skip to content okach in Uncategorized September 29, Words. She says it makes him appear dangerous.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He wants the play to go on as scheduled. He is over-excited that they have successfully carried out the coup.


The head if state is shocked by the turn of events and fears that all evils will be exposed by the prisoners. He plays the role of the chief of staff in the rehearsal. Boss arrives and asks Jusper to stage the play. While in Sweden, Tom hangs out with Linda, the daughter of a Swedish multi-millionaire.

Jusper takes the gun and kills Mulili. Though people in Kafira protest but they got nothing they end up in trouble.

Jere argues with Askari over the issue of freedom. His hidden desire to exercise his hidden desire for politics is seen at the end of the play. He does not read through the written play and out of his inefficiency, it turns thhe to be an avenue for the prisoners to eliminate Mulili and expose Boss.

The death of her son sends her into mourning. Sep 13, Onala Paul added it.

Betrayal in the City by Francis Imbuga

He goes ahead to pronounce Jusper as the winner of the non-existence competition. His is because Mulili is a symbol of the ills that have affected the state of Kafira. He also employs many expatriates in public universities at the expense of the local citizens.

Greed is driven by the desire to achieve more in the shortest time possible. Nicodemus —the one who set up Mosese -is the second one to arrive. He declares that there is no reason why Boss should not be killed. Sep 27, ibrahim mushekwe rated it really liked it.

This is the logical structure behind anything that has beginning, middle, and end, or it is a literary term that describes the events that make up the story or main part of the story.

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He is also a traditionalist as she insist on performing the shaving ceremony of their dead son adika as he says ceremony must go on as planned. Instead of being a servant leader, he has become a tyrant.

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After confessing to have murdered Chagaga an angry mob almost lynched him. For example, he does not agree with Jere to let Doga betryal Nina perform the shaving ceremony for their late son even when Imbugs feels they can allow the couple to do it under supervision. My future depends on thisif I keep low and order a big farmer become when I retireBoss promised me that and you know …. In his talk with Jusper, Boss says that students have no right to protest against anything in Kafira.

Jusper says that nobody wants things put in black and white. First published inthis play from one of Africa’s foremost dramatists is ny the classic cannon. He also helps brings out the character of Tumbo as sycophantic.

Act 1; Scene 1 is set at Adika’s grave. When the university students protest he deliberately sends in an order for three hundred more yhe personnel. Mulili is satirized for being insensitive to the rights of children. Mulili Mulili is an ex-soldier and now a farmer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I enjoyed reading it, though unlike his other play Aminata, the women here were in the background in the fight against injustice.

Next time you call me your friend you will lose a tooth. Tumbo request Jusper to write the imbhga play for the visitors from outside.