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Making Space, Rethinking Drama and Theatre in Africa: Performative Inter-Actions in African Theatre Volume 3

Okagbue, Osita and Igweonu, Kene, eds. 2013. Making Space, Rethinking Drama and Theatre in Africa: Performative Inter-Actions in African Theatre Volume 3. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-5250-0 [Edited Book]

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Each of the three books in the set has a unique subtitle that works to better focus its content, and differentiates it from the other two volumes. The contributors’ backgrounds and global spread adequately reflect the international focus of the three books that make up the collection. The contributions, in their various ways, demonstrate the many advances and ingenious solutions adopted by African theatre practitioners in tackling some of the challenges arising from the adverse colonial experience, as well as the “one-sided” advance of globalisation. The contributions attest to the thriving nature of African theatre and performance, which in the face of these challenges, has managed to retain its distinctiveness, while at the same time acknowledging, contesting, and appropriating influences from elsewhere into an aesthetic that is identifiably African. Consequently, the three books are presented as a comprehensive exploration of the current state of African theatre and performance, both on the continent and diaspora.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)

Date:

2013

Item ID:

9371

Date Deposited:

30 Oct 2013 13:25

Last Modified:

03 Jul 2017 11:31

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9371

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