West African popular theatre

Full Title West African popular theatre
ISBN 0253210771
ISBN13 9780253210777
Publisher Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press ; c1997.
Authors K. Barber

... a ground-breaking contribution to the field of African literature... -Research in African Literatures

Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book. -Leeds African Studies Bulletin

A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture. -Margaret Drewal

A fine book. The play texts are treasures. -Richard Bauman

African popular culture is an arena where the tensions and transformations of colonial and post-colonial society are played out, offering us a glimpse of the view from below in Africa. This book offers a comparative overview of the history, social context, and style of three major West African popular theatre genres: the concert party of Ghana, the concert party of Togo, and the traveling popular theatre of western Nigeria.

Dimensions 6.27 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.87 (d)
Subjects Drama
Theater - History & Criticism


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