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African Women Playwrights

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Description for African Women Playwrights Paperback. For the first time, a distinctive collection of plays by African women published in English Editor(s): Perkins, Kathy A. Num Pages: 384 pages, 10 photographs. BIC Classification: 1H; DD; DQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5969 x 3963 x 23. Weight in Grams: 635.
This anthology consists of nine plays by a diverse group of women from throughout the African continent. The plays focus on a wide range of issues, such as cultural differences, AIDS, female circumcision, women's rights to higher education, racial and skin color identity, prostitution as a form of survival for young girls, and nonconformist women resisting old traditions. In addition to the plays themselves, this collection includes commentaries by the playwrights on their own plays, and editor Kathy A. Perkins provides additional commentary and a bibliography of published and unpublished plays by African women. The playwrights featured ... Read more

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About . Ed(s): Perkins, Kathy A.
Kathy A. Perkins is a professor of theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays, Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women, and several other anthologies of plays.

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These plays are fascinating; the plots and characters are varied, interesting, and well developed. Moreover, as the only collection of plays written exclusively by African women, this collection will be immensely appealing to students and scholars of theatre, literature, cultural studies, African studies, and women's studies, as well as general readers interested in contemporary African plays and playwrights. Judith ... Read more

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