Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith’s Efúnsetán Aníwúrà, Ìyálóde Ibadan and Olú Æmæ (Tinuúbu), Ìyálóde Ëgbá, is an annotated English translation of Akínwùmí Ìsölá’s trailblazing dramas of two powerful, nineteenth century Ìyálóde during the seventy-year protracted internecine Yorùbá wars. Besides important male historical figures, change agents included a number of very distinguished women who have been written out of history, but whose trajectory, undoubtedly, did not stop with the nineteenth century...
Articles and interviews on theatre in Southern Africa include the familiar territory of South Africa and Zimbabwe but also countries which have received little previous attention, such as Angola and Namibia. The articles range from evaluations of single plays to accounts of play-making processes, theatre for development and the relationship between modern drama and indigenous performance.
“In his inimitable, insightful and incisive style, Femi Ojo-Ade has produced an in-depth, challenging, critical reading of Aimé Césaire’s theatre that promises to be an indispensable companion to the study of African and Caribbean drama.” —Victor Aire Professor of French & Francophone Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria
This collection of stage plays, one radio play and a cinepoem, captures the essence of Zakes Mda’s method as a dramatist- a slow but intimate process of revelation (on the part of the characters). It is an artistic cooperation of the most pleasurable kind.
The four plays in this book bring together aspects of American history and culture that dramatize the presence and contributions of Africans and African Americans in the shaping of the United States. Written for performance by junior and high school youth, the plays introduce students to The Middle Passage, The Antebellum South, Slave Revolts in 19th century America, Reconstruction & The Jim Crow Era, Lynching, Folktales of The Deep South, and The Harlem Renaissance.
This book provides debates and representations of society to be found in the works of Akínwùmi Ìsòlá, one of the leading contemporary writers in African-language. His numerous creative works have received national and international attention, and many of them have been translated into other languages and adapted as scripts and texts for plays and films. His imagination, vision, and craft distinguish him as a creative writer of the very first rank and one of the few literary scholars that Nigeria has produced.
This collection of essays devoted to Dangarembga reflects the wide variety of readers it has attracted: those interested in questions of gender, nationalism, Postcolonialism, public health, systems of education, African Literature; or more narrowly, readers interested in Zimbabwean Literature and cultural production in neocolonial Africa.
"The critical discussion goes far beyond the films themselves to engage contemporary issues of post-coloniality, and Afro-diasporic art. The analyses are theoretically sophisticated and never fail to provide historical contextualization for the films under discussion. The publication of this volume is especially opportune at a moment when notions of marginality, syncretism, and hybridity are the subjects of passionate debate. A superb contribution to a multi-culturalist remapping of the cinema." -Robert Stam, Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University, co-author of Brazilian Cinema