African Women Playwrights

African Women Playwrights

4.14 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by  , Foreword by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This anthology consists of nine plays by a diverse group of women from throughout the African continent. The plays focus on a wide range of issues, such as cultural differences, AIDS, female circumcision, women's rights to higher education, racial and skin color identity, prostitution as a form of survival for young girls, and nonconformist women resisting old traditions. In addition to the plays themselves, this collection includes commentaries by the playwrights on their own plays, and editor Kathy A. Perkins provides additional commentary and a bibliography of published and unpublished plays by African women. The playwrights featured are Ama Ata Aidoo, Violet R. Barungi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nathalie Etoke, Dania Gurira, Andiah Kisia, Sindiwe Magona, Malika Ndlovu (Lueen Conning), Juliana Okoh, and Nikkole Salter.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 28mm | 762.03g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252033876
  • 9780252033872

Review quote

"[African Women Playwrights] brings together an essential collection of writings by international women."--Feminist Formationsshow more

About Kathy A. Perkins

Kathy A. Perkins is a professor of theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays, Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women, and several other anthologies of plays.show more

Rating details

7 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2)
4 57% (4)
3 14% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X