By Osita Okagbue

African Theatres & Performances seems to be at 4 particular functionality kinds in Africa and makes use of this to question the tendency to hire western frames of connection with study and get pleasure from theatrical functionality. The booklet examines:




  • masquerade theatre in jap Nigeria

  • the trance and ownership ritual theatre of the Hausa of Northern Nigeria

  • the musical and oral culture of the Mandinka of Senegal

  • comedy and satire of the Bamana in Mali.


Osita Okagbue describes every one functionality intimately and discusses how each one is made, who it's made by means of and for, and considers the connection among maker and viewer and the social capabilities of functionality and theatre in African societies. The discussions are in accordance with first-hand remark and interviews with performers and spectators.



African Theatres & Performances offers a desirable account of those practices, conscientiously tracing the ways that performances and theatres are precise and expressive in their cultural context.

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