Embers, by ‘Soji Cole, is …a good piece of dramatic literature, a potentially
powerful theatre, and an authentic Nigerian drama… The play is well
structured in three sequential movements- Testimony, Discovery and
Smithereens – which roughly correspond to the beginning, the middle, and the
end. The handling of the suspense is quite remarkable, as the gory climax is not
predictable from the deceptively calm beginning.’
Judges’ Report, The Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2018.