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'I Will Not Cry' Women's theatre in the Algerian diaspora LAURA CHAKRAVARTY BOX 3 Challenging the master Resisting 'male' virtues of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in the theatre ofTawfiq al-Hakim & Nawal al-Sa'dawi DINA AMIN 15 Of Suwa houses & singing contests Early urban women performers in Asmara, Eritrea CHRISTINE MATZKE 29 Contextualising women's theatre in Kenya Alakie-Akinyi Mboya's Otongolia & Ari Katini Mwachofi's Mama ee MIKE KURIA 47 Portraits of women in contemporary Ugandan theatre MERCY MIREMBE NTANGAARE 58 Drama in her life Interview with Adeline Ama Buabeng ESI SUTHERLAND-ADDY 66 Visibility, eloquence & silence Women & theatre for development in Ghana ESI DOGBE 83 Contemporary Nigerian theatre The plays of Stella Oyedepo CHRIS DUNTON 99 Who can silence her drums? An analysis of the plays of Tess Onwueme OMOFOLABO AJAYI 109 Noticeboard JAMES GIBBS 122 Playscript Glass House FATIMA DIKE with an introduction by MARCIA BLUMBERG 132 Book Reviews Martin Banham on Wale Ogunyemi, Queen Amina of Zazzau Akinwumi Isola, Madam Tinubu, The Terror of Lagos Amanda N. Adichie, For Love of Biafra Patrick Mageni wa'Ndeda, Operation Mulungusi and The Prince 154 Jack Mapanje on Duncan Brown (ed.), Oral Literature & Performance in Southern Africa 156 Yvette Hutchison on Geoffrey V. Davies (ed.), Beyond the Echoes of Soweto: Five Plays by Matsemela Manaka Barney Simon, Born in the RSA: Four Workshopped Plays Jane Taylor, Ubu and the Truth Commission 158 Victor I. Ukaegbu on Osonye Tess Onwueme, The Missing Face: Musical Drama for the Voices of Colour 161 Jane Plastow on Dele Layiwola (ed.), African Theatre in Performance 163 Martin Rohmer on L. Dale Byam, Community in Motion: Theatrefor Development in Africa 165 David Bradby on Kamal Salhi, The Politics and Aesthetics of Kateb Yacine: From Francophone Literature to Popular Theatre in Algeria and Outside 168 Obi Maduakor on Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman 170 Sam Raditlhalo on Marcia Blumberg & Dennis Walder (eds), South African Theatre As/And Intervention Loren Kruger, The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics since 1910 171 Index 176Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Theater Africa History 20th century, African drama Women authors History and criticism, Women in the theater Africa