The Mad Man of Bolga (Paperback)
There is a custom among the Gurunsi ('Frafra') people of the Upper East Region of Ghana to bind insane relatives so that they are kept at home. The individuals who bind them are reputed to have a power to render even the violently insane so malleable that they can be fettered without any resistance. It is the relatives of the insane who can call upon such services. This play is a narration of the experience of one such bound 'mad man'.
Gheysika A. Agambila had his education in Ghana (Navrongo and Achimota Secondary schools) and the USA (Brandeis University BA, University of Rochester MBA and New York University Ph.D). After working for many years in the USA, he returned to Ghana. He has served as a Deputy Minister of state in the Ghana government, a Senior Lecturer in Public Finance and a Consultant. He has published several works of fiction. These are Journey (Sub-Saharan Publishers), Solma: Tales from Northern Ghana (Afram Publications) and Nature Stories (Afram Publications). The last two are for children. His latest novel, Emigrant, has been published by Partridge Publishers and is available at Amazon and other print-on-demand book sellers.