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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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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.

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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.

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If it is Prof.B.Jeyifo who is the author of the book:Modern African Drama:Backgrounds and Criticism (Norton Critical Edition), then l want everyone to believe me if l say it is a masterpiece.It is a companion for all students of African Literature, both foreign and African and they must make sure they get copies and to be able to understand the man more, l want to suggest every student of African Studies must read Prof's other books. l enjoyed his delivery recently at the Dubois Centre in Accra, Ghana when he was the Discussant at the Efua Sutherland Memorial Lectures.Prof. Jeyifo is an African through and through. Rosemary.
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ISBN:
9780393975291
Editor:
Jeyifo, Biodun
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Jeyifo, Biodun
Author:
Jeyifo, Biodun
Location:
New York
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
African drama
Subject:
Theater -- Africa.
Subject:
African
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 643-646).
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
107-24
Publication Date:
20020411
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.2 x 5.7 x 0.9 in 1.23 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , "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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