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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?”

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  • Africa Ukoh

    African theatre has always existed, like all of theatre itself. African drama, to out it briefly, originated with the advent of colonialism. So look for any book that covers the introduction of western styled drama into Africa as a result of colonial incursion. Like “Drama and Theatre in Nigeria” by Yemi Ogunbiyi or “West African Popular Theatre” by Karin, Barber and Collins.

  • Abel Zakpe.

    African drama is Å̶̷̩̥͡ play that reflects african knowledge ώĩ†̥ђ all its theatrical element purely african.

  • Priceless

    Major differences between contemporary African drama and it predecessor.
    Help me now if possible cos is urgent! Thanks

  • Please can someone help me with the.
    What is the commitment in the African drama?

  • Please I need full details about Africa drama

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