By Osita Okagbue

ISBN-10: 0415304539

ISBN-13: 9780415304535

African Theatres & Performances seems to be at 4 particular functionality kinds in Africa and makes use of this to query the tendency to hire western frames of connection with learn and delight in theatrical functionality. The booklet examines:




  • masquerade theatre in japanese Nigeria

  • the trance and ownership ritual theatre of the Hausa of Northern Nigeria

  • the musical and oral culture of the Mandinka of Senegal

  • comedy and satire of the Bamana in Mali.


Osita Okagbue describes each one functionality intimately and discusses how every one is made, who it really is made by way of and for, and considers the connection among maker and viewer and the social capabilities of functionality and theatre in African societies. The discussions are in line with first-hand remark and interviews with performers and spectators.



African Theatres & Performances provides a desirable account of those practices, rigorously tracing the ways that performances and theatres are exact and expressive in their cultural context.

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