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African female playwrights : a study of matter and manner / edited by Emeka Nwabueze.

  • Enugu, Nigeria : ABIC Books & Equip. Ltd., [2016]
  • ©2016
452 pages ; 21 cm
Summary note:
"African Female Playwrights: A Study of Matter and Manner is a provocative collection of erudite elegance which brings together for the first time an assemblage of critical essays on African women playwrights, examining the matter and manner of their craft through the application of critical diversity and eclecticism. Though these playwrights belong to different countries, individuality and distinction of cultures hardly obliterate their efforts at communicating the feminist perspective without embellishment. This exhilarating and refreshingly innovative compendium is guaranteed to be a useful addition to the corpus of scholarship in Dramatic Theory and Criticism, as well as an indispensable resource material for feminist criticism."--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Africa's female playwrights: a critical profile / Emeka Nwabueze -- The writer as woman / Charles E. Nnolim -- African female writers on playwriting / Ngozi Anyachonkeya -- Woman being in the African society / Emeka Nwabueze -- Deconstructing the gender question in Ngugi Wa Thiong'O and Micere Gathae Mugo's The Trial of Dedan Kimathi / Uche Chinemere Nwaozuzu -- A re-appraisal of dramatic technique for the folkloric dynamic in Efua Sutherland's The Marriage of Anansewa / Toni Duruaku -- Deleting the silent space of women: feminism and voice construction in Zimbabwean drama / Rowland C. Amaefula -- A psychoanalytic interrogation of trauma, anxiety, and sexual identity in Zinbu Jallo's Onions Make Us Cry / Ndubuisi Nnanna -- Women liberation and literary representation of women in the plays of Ama Ata Aidoo / Joy Eyisi, Chinonso Okolo -- African feminist agenda and implications of Tess Onwueme's paradigm shift in The Broken Calabash and The Reign of Wazobia / Canice Chukwuma Nwosu -- From the personal to the political: Gcina Mhlophe's Have You Seen Zandile? and the paradox of the subtext / Chinenye Amonyeze -- Interrogating feminist agitations or vulnerable female subjectivities in the plays of Julie Okoh / Innocent Ebere Uwah -- Feminist aesthetics and womanist agenda: a re-reading of Zulu Sofoia's The Sweet Trap / Alex Chinwuba Asigbo, Emeka Nwosu -- Female imaging and heroines in contemporary drama: a comparative study of Anowa and Nneora / Nneka Ibeli -- Repressive culture, despondent gender / Chinwe Anyachonkeya -- Ideological commitment and portrait of women in the plays of Stella 'Dia Oyedepo / Rowland Emeka Amaefula -- Drama and litrerary canonization: the example of Penina Muhando / Damian Uchenna Ugwuanyi -- Women and the struggle for liberation in Nigeria: a feminist analysis of Julie Okoh's In the Fulness of Time / Ben Due Iyav -- A comparatist ideological analysis of Tess Onwueme's Shakara: Dance Hall and The Missing Face / Chikerenwa Kingsley Ihekweme -- Divergent discourse: Irene Salami-Agunloye and Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh on the Nigerian woman / Teryila Indyer, Joel Avaungwa Fanyam -- Interrogating social insecurity in South Africa: an appraisal of Magi William's Kwa Landlady / Obiora Ekwueme -- Thematic and structural dissection of selected plays of Onyeka Onyekuba / Daniel Attama -- Zulu Sofola's Wedlock of the Gods: a resistant voice against widowhood rites / Grace Uche Adinku, Shelter Say -- Familial plight and gender victimhood: modem and traditional life ideologies in Osita Ezenwanebe's Adaugo / Emeka Aniago -- Ogation of patriarchy in Stella Oyedepo's Our Wife is not a Woman and The Wife's Fury / John Yeseibo -- Individual versus society in Ama Ata Aidoo's Anowa / Shauna Carmichael -- Dialectics of feminist politics in Tanzanian drama: internationalizing Asha Salimu's Wimbo Wa Nyonga / Chris Nwadigo -- Embattled souls and a circus of shame in Sefi Attah's Last Stand / Ikechukwu Erojikwe.
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