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Scars of conquest/masks of resistance the invention of cultural identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean drama by Tejumola Olaniyan

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Caribbean Area,
  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934- -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Shange, Ntozake -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Walcott, Derek -- Dramatic works.,
  • Soyinka, Wole -- Dramatic works.,
  • American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Blacks in literature.,
  • Caribbean Area -- In literature.,
  • Africa -- In literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-190) and index.

StatementTejumola Olaniyan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS338.N4 O43 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 196 p. ;
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1107953M
ISBN 100195094050, 0195094069
LC Control Number94033238

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Author Tejumola Olaniyan. Title Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean Drama. Binding Paperback. Book Condition Used: Very Good. Type Paperback. Publisher Oxford University Press, USA ISBN Number / Seller ID Born on the island of Saint Lucia, a former British colony in the West Indies, poet and playwright Derek Walcott was trained as a painter but turned to writing as a young man. He published his first poem in the local newspaper at the age of Five years later, he borrowed $ to print his first collection, 25 Poems, which he distributed on street corners.   Teju’s first book, Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance (), argued that drama from across the African world—Nigerian, Caribbean, African-American—bore scars of modernity that also hardened into masks. In that book, which he wrote . African Drama and Performance is a collection of innovative and wide-ranging essays that bring conceptually fresh perspectives, from both renowned and emerging voices, to the study of drama, theatre, and performance in Africa.

Get this from a library! Scars of conquest/masks of resistance: the invention of cultural identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean drama. [Tejumola Olaniyan]. Get this from a library! Scars of conquest/masks of resistance: the invention of cultural identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean drama. [Tejumola Olaniyan] -- This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and. The author uses a variety of disciplines, history, politics, psychoanalysis, to bring a new way of looking at the history of Caribbean literature, from the predominance of the European preoccupation with their Europe in the 19th century, to the focus of early Caribbean writers in reproducing a colonially influenced literature in the late 19th and early 20th century. Dream on Monkey Mountain, by Derek Walcott (born in St. Lucia in ), takes place in a prison in a West Indian island in the Victorian Era where Felix Hobain spends a night for wrecking a local.