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"Backgrounds and Criticism" presents documents on modern African drama generally and on the assembled texts and authors specifically, including little-known materials. Featured are essays on Tawfik al-Hakim, Kateb Yacine, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Femi Osofisan. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393975291
ISBN-10: 0393975290
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo is Professor of English at Cornell University, and a Nigerian native. His books include The Truthful Lie: Essays in a Sociology of African Drama, Wole Soyinka: A Voice of Africa, The Yoruba Popular Travelling Theatre of Nigeria, and Contemporary Nigerian Literature: A Retrospective and Prospective Exploration.

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