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Literary Theatre after the Generals: A Personal Itinerary



Let me explain right from the outset that I have chosen the term ‘after the generals’ only as a convenient shorthand. In fact what I mean is something like ‘after the notorious dictatorships of the later half of the last century in Africa south of the Sahara’. Some of these, as you know, were military regimes, like those of Eyadema, Bokassa, Mobutu or Abacha (graphically satirized in Soyinka's A Play of Giants), but quite a number were also civilian governments, such as Arap Moi's Kenya or Boigny's Ivory Coast, always depending, of course, on how you choose to classify them.



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Conteh-Morgan in Martin Banham, ed., with Wake, Clive, African Theatre Today (London: Pitman Publishing, 1994).

Mengara, Daniel M., Image of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities (New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2001).

Osofisan, Femi, The Chattering and the Song (Ibadan: Ibadan University Press, 1977).

Osofisan, Femi, Morountodun and Other Plays. (Lagos: Longman, 1982).

Osofisan, Femi, Once Upon Four Robbers (Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books, 1991).

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