Vision of Change in African Drama: Fémi Òsófisan’s Dialectical Reading of History and Politics

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Abstract

Fémi Òsófisan is a major dramatist from Nigeria who experiments with forms and theatrical traditions. This book focuses on his development as a dramatist and his contribution to world drama as a postcolonial African writer whose major preoccupation has been to question the colonial and postcolonial issues of identity in theatre, literature and performance. The volume explores how Òsófisan exploits his Yorùbá heritage in his drama and the performances of his plays by reading new meanings into popular mythology, and by re-writing history to comment on contemporary social and political issues. Òsófisan has often introduced new motifs and narratives to energise dramatic performances in Nigeria and globally, and this text discusses developments in his theatre practices in the context of changing cultural trends.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)9781527536371
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2019

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