Withdrawn from school, Zulaira, a girl in her early teens, is forced to marry a man old enough to be her father in order to save the life of her stepmother. Unfortunately, her father has reckoned without the tragedy that follows. On the first night in her new home, she kills her husband when he comes to consummate the marriage, an act that makes her a fugitive of the law. What happens next when she is eventually arrested to face the full wrath of the law? Will she escape the toils of the law? What becomes of her education? These and several other questions are answered in this thrilling play. Told in simple and lucid language, Casket of Her Dreams, is a play that will surely appeal to children as well as adults.
Isaac Attah Ogezi is a legal practitioner, poet, playwright, short story writer and literary essayist. He is published in several national and international anthologies, online journals and dailies. His plays, poems and short stories have won him numerous literary awards including ANA, AWF/Zulu Sofola Award for Drama 2009 and CHD/Ford Foundation Award for Creative Writing 2010, amongst others. A fellow of UNPFA/Nollywoood Scripwriting and British Council Radiophonics programmes, he currently practises law at Keffi, Nasarawa State. This is his second published play, after Waiting for Savon(2009).