Femi osofisan is a playwright who also teaches in the department of theatre arts university of ibadan nigeria jane plastow drama lecturer at the university of leeds is author of african theatre and politics. African theatre playwrights and politics by martin banham james j gibbs this second volume in the annual african theatre series focuses on the intersection of politics and theatre in africa today topics include a puppet theatre company that was inspired by the infamous execution of nigerian playwright ken saro wiwa and the plays of femi . This second annual volume in the african theatre series focuses on the intersection of politics and theatre in africa today topics include the remarkable collaboration between horse and bamboo a puppet theatre company based in the united kingdom and nigerian playwright sam ukala that was inspired by the infamous execution of nigerian playwright ken saro wiwa and other ogoni activists the . Previous volumes have focused on women and on african francophone theatre the present volume playwrights and politics therefore should complement drama for a new south africa aware of the complexities of the subject and the expanse of the african continent the editors spell out the. African theatre effectively the theatre of africa south of the sahara that emerged in the postcolonial era that is to say from the mid 20th century onward it is not possible to talk of much african theatre as if it fell into discrete historical or national patterns
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