Crosswinds

Crosswinds : An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora

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William Branch, playwright and American Book Award winner, has compiled this collection of plays by contemporary Black dramatists from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and the United States. Though widely varied in themes, styles, and objectives, these plays proceed from an Afrocentric wellspring, expressing viewpoints and sentiments largely through the eyes of people of African origin or descent. 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 theater-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; and "The Talented Tenth", by Richard Wesley, AUDELCO recipient.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 31.75mm | 500g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253312604
  • 9780253312600