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When the judges were examining the drama scripts for our recent prize competition, a play by Steven Phaniso C. Moyo of Zambia proved particularly noteworthy. It is Mr. Moyo's first full length play, and though it did not win an award, we felt it merited presentation to our readers. The play as a whole deals with the problem of loyalty and honor, of belief and treachery during a time of civil strife when allegiances are supposed to be more significant than honest integrity. Mr. Moyo's sophistication as a dramatist is manifest in the easy colloquial rhythm of the speeches. The long monologues given to Muntunse, “a common man,” are particularly striking. The following excerpts from the opening scene will provide some indication of Mr. Moyo's considerable talent.