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Performing identities: re-creation and representation of African performance aesthetics

Performing identities: re-creation and representation of African performance aesthetics

Adeyemi, Sola (2013) Performing identities: re-creation and representation of African performance aesthetics. In: 50 Years of Theatre in the African Academy, 28-30 Aug 2013, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There are several factors that inform the popular inscriptions of identity and sense of belonging in writers of African and Caribbean descent in contemporary Britain. The dramatists explore their social and cultural identity, or the idea that identities are created due to certain cultural and possibly political stimuli; but what is gradually being revealed about these writers and their writing from their drama, is that culture, rather than race, is more imperative in the creation and exploration of the various identities.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: Presented as part of Panel 3: African Theatre in Recent Debates (Literary, Cultural and Performance Studies)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black British drama, African performance aesthetics, theatre heritage, postcolonial studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Creative, Critical & Communication Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10266

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