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By John Conteh-Morgan, Tejumola Olaniyan

African Drama and function is a suite of cutting edge and wide-ranging essays that deliver conceptually clean views, from either popular and rising voices, to the examine of drama, theatre, and function in Africa. themes diversity from reviews of significant dramatic authors and formal literary dramas to improvisational theatre and renowned video movies. South Africa's fact and Reconciliation Commissions are analyzed as a type of social functionality, and elements of African functionality within the diaspora also are thought of. This dynamic quantity underscores theatre's position in postcolonial society and politics and reexamines functionality as a sort of excessive artwork and daily social ritual.Contributors are Akin Adesokan, Daniel Avorgbedor, Karin Barber, Nicholas Brown, Catherine Cole, John Conteh-Morgan, Johannes Fabian, Joachim Fiebach, Marie-Jos? Hourantier, Loren Kruger, Pius Ngandu Nkashama, Isidore Okpewho, Tejumola Olaniyan, Ato Quayson, Sandra L. Richards, Wole Soyinka, Dominic Thomas, and Bob W. White.

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