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Modern African Drama

Norton Critical Editions


Biodun Jeyifo (Editor, Cornell University)

Overview | Contents

The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.

"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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-393-97529-1
  • 5.7 × 9.3 in / 672 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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