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African Drama and Performance is a collection of innovative andwide-ranging essays that bring conceptually fresh perspectives, from both renownedand emerging voices, to the study of drama, theatre, and performance in Africa.Topics range from studies of major dramatic authors and formal literary dramas toimprovisational theatre and popular video films. South Africa's Truth andReconciliation Commissions are analyzed as a kind of social performance, and aspectsof African performance in the diaspora are also considered. This dynamic volumeunderscores theatre's role in postcolonial society and politics and reexaminesperformance as a form of high art and everyday socialritual.
Contributors are Akin Adesokan, Daniel Avorgbedor, KarinBarber, Nicholas Brown, Catherine Cole, John Conteh-Morgan, Johannes Fabian, JoachimFiebach, Marie-Jos Hourantier, Loren Kruger, Pius Ngandu Nkashama, IsidoreOkpewho, Tejumola Olaniyan, Ato Quayson, Sandra L. Richards, Wole Soyinka, DominicThomas, and Bob W. White.
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