Table of contents for African theatre. Women / editors, Martin Banham, James Gibbs & Femi Osofisan ; guest editor, Jane Plastow ; reviews editor, Martin Banham.


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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



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       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                                                            176





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Theater Africa History 20th century, African drama Women authors History and criticism, Women in the theater Africa