Modern African Drama: Backgrounds and Criticism

Modern African Drama: Backgrounds and Criticism

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Edited by Biodun Jeyifo

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 232mm x 24mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 19 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393975290
  • ISBN 13: 9780393975291
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: chronology, bibliog
  • Sales rank: 650,209

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"Backgrounds and Criticism" presents documents on modern African drama generally and on the assembled texts and authors specifically, including little-known materials. Featured are essays on Tawfik al-Hakim, Kateb Yacine, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Femi Osofisan. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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Biodun Jeyifo is Professor of English at Cornell University, and a Nigerian native. His books include The Truthful Lie: Essays in a Sociology of African Drama, Wole Soyinka: A Voice of Africa, The Yoruba Popular Travelling Theatre of Nigeria, and Contemporary Nigerian Literature: A Retrospective and Prospective Exploration.