Crosswinds : An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora

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Edited by award-winning U.S. playwright William Branch, this is a landmark collection of plays addressing various aspects of the global black experience by outstanding black playwrights from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America. Among the plays are dramas by Nobel laureates Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, pioneering folklorist Efua Sutherland, and two-time Pulitzer prize winner August more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 154.2 x 233.4 x 30.5mm | 358.34g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253207789
  • 9780253207784

About William B. Branch

William B. Branch is editor of Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama and author of Fifty Steps toward Freedom and plays included in numerous more

Table of contents

The anthology contains: Death and the King's Horseman, by Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, 1986 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature Edufa, by Efua Sutherland, Ghana's leading dramatist Woza Albert! by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon, three of South Africa's most successful theatre-makers Pantomime, by Derek Walcott, 1992 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature Sortilege II: Zumbi Returns, by Abdias do Nascimento, founder of the Afro-Brazilian movement Slave Ship, by Amiri Baraka, mentor of the 1960s Black Arts movement In Splendid Error, by William B. Branch, Emmy Award nominee Joe Turner's Come and Gone, by August Wilson, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Talented Tenth, by Richard Wesley, AUDELCO recipientshow more

Review quote

"Powerful and rich, this outstanding contribution to theater arts is recommended for contemporary literature and black studies collections". Library Journalshow more