Contemporary African Plays
"Contemporary African Plays," edited with introductions by Martin Banham and Jane Plastow of Leeds University, is a collection of some of the most ... Show synopsis "Contemporary African Plays," edited with introductions by Martin Banham and Jane Plastow of Leeds University, is a collection of some of the most exciting plays from the past twenty-five years of African theatre, spanning the continent's rich and disparate regional and cultural traditions. Included in this collection are three of the most significant plays of this century plus three brilliant plays which will be new to Western audiences: "Death and the King's Horseman," a masterpiece from the Nobel-prize-winning Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka. "Woza Albert!," a skillful and devastating political satire from South Africa by the writers/performers Percy Mtwa and Mbongeni Ngema and the late Market Theatre director Barney Simon. "Anowa," a powerful tale from Ghana that tells of a woman's plight and oppression by Ama Ata Aidoo. "The Chattering and the Song," an ingenious radical drama from the popular Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. "The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco," a witty political allegory about post-colonial Zimbabwe by Andrew Whaley. "The Other War," an extraordinary insight into Africa's longest liberation war, by the Eritrean playwright Alemseged Tesfai.