New Francophone African and Caribbean Theatres Paperback / softback
Part of the African Expressive Cultures series
John Conteh-Morgan explores the multiple ways in which African and Caribbean theatres have combined aesthetic, ceremonial, experimental, and avant-garde practices in order to achieve sharp critiques of the nationalist and postnationalist state and to elucidate the concerns of the francophone world.
More recent changes have introduced a transnational dimension, replacing concerns with national and ethnic solidarity in favor of irony and self-reflexivity.
New Francophone African and Caribbean Theatres places these theatres at the heart of contemporary debates on global cultural and political practices and offers a more finely tuned understanding of performance in diverse diasporic networks.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 230 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 03/08/2010
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780253222268