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Egusi Soup by Janice Okoh


Egusi Soup by Janice Okoh

As the Anyias, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honor of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realize they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first. Egusi Soup is a fast, furious and funny new family drama about intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships.


'a new work showcasing extraordinary writing... both sensitive and accurate in its portrayal of a modern British-Nigerian family... a triumph'

- 'Okoh's play is punchy and funny, and generates much laughter of recognition

- The Stage 'genuine laugh-out-loud moments


About the Author

Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Playwrighting Competition (in association with Manchester Royal Exchange) in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award for her play The Real House (Three Birds).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012


Janice Okoh

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Nick Hern Books


96 pages


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