TITLE: HEELS ON STEEL
AUTHOR: OPE DARA
NUMBER OF PAGES: 78
PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2018
REVIEW: ‘IN ‘HEELS ON STEEL’ DARA PORTRAYS THE DIFFERENT FACETS OF GENDER IN THE SOCIETY‘
HEELS ON STEEL is the story of one woman’s search for identity in a modern African society. Her feminist ideals put her in conflict with traditions and customs, leaving her torn between living as an independent and free ‘woman of the times’ and finding fulfillment in marriage, while in a constant power struggle with her husband, and the society.
Would her search make her the powerful woman she seeks to be – a woman with heels on steel?
Heels on Steel is a family drama which is set in the home of Chief Adeleke, a tolerant middle-aged husband of a radical feminist. Ope Dara does justice to the theme in the drama, appraised comprehensively and finally resolved amicably in a ‘happily-ever-after’ sort of way. Amidst the suspense and tension in the drama, the characters are fully developed so that in the end the audience becomes acquainted with the theme of the drama and ideas of the writer.
— Eugene Yakubu, book reviewer
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