“A Recent Look at Black Women Playwrights”

Osborne, Deirdre. 1997. “A Recent Look at Black Women Playwrights”. In: , ed. Six Plays by Black and Asian Women Writers. London: Aurora Metro, pp. 15-20. ISBN 978-0951587720 [Book Section]

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A landmark collection of plays for stage, screen and radio. 'My Sister-Wife' by Meera Syal - a taut thriller about two women who discover they are both married to the same man.~ 'Running Dream' by Trish Cooke - tells the story of three generations of West Indian women with warmth and humour. ~'Song for a Sanctuary' by Rukhsana Ahmad - explores the painful dilemma of an Asian woman forced to seek help from a women's refuge. ~'Leonora's Dance' by Zindika - four women share the house of a ballet dancer, whose contact with the supernatural lays the ghosts of the past to rest. ~'Monsoon' by Maya Chowdhry - this is a poetic account of a young woman's sexual awakening.~ 'A Hero's Welcome' by Winsome Pinnock - a tale of misplaced loyalty, longing for escape and early love. '

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