Africa: What is African drama?

“What is African drama?,” blogger Anne Manyara asks. “Is it any kind of drama, as long as the cast is African? A play written by an African? A play written by anyone, as long is it is about African issues? Or is it a play performed in a venue with an African name, like Bomas of Kenya?”


  • Ordu Raphael

    African drama as the name implies,is any drama that embodies the yearnings,experiences and the sensibility of the african people.This could be written by an african or a non african but it most picture the experience of the people and their environment.

  • Momoh Okwegwa

    African drama implies one of the theatrical activities that recreates the African experience, his hopes yearnings and aspirtions. These could be expressed through the medium of western dramaturgy or a combination of that of the West and African aesthetics.

  • Doris Mwaura

    Hi anne,
    I was looking for some information on an essay i need to write that involves comparing African theater to Western theater and whether there is such a thing as African drama/theater. Do you have any input on this?

  • Hi Doris,
    You can contact Anne directly on her blog:


  • Ofon

    Hi anne, i need a complete paper that tells how african drama originated and everything i need 2 know about african drama

  • Hi Ofon,
    You can contact Anne directly on her blog. Here:

  • what is the difference between African thiatre and normal moves

  • abigail mae

    what is the real history of african drama?why dont you put something like this? thanks for everything.

  • I need write up on the emergence of African litrary drama in Africa,anybody help,

  • I need to know about the emergence of African drama in detail.

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