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Title:In black and white
Editor:Okoye, ChukwumaISNI
Periodical:African Performance Review (ISSN 1753-5964)
Geographic term:Nigeria
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About person:Babafemi Adeyimi Osofisan (1946-)
Abstract:This special issue of 'African Performance Review' is dedicated to Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. It is the result of a conference organized at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ibadan on June 17-21, 2008. The essays included were selected from the 102 papers presented at the conference. While many critics tend to focus on one aspect of Osofisan's dramaturgy, this volume emphasizes the multilayered, complex and ambivalent nature of his oeuvre. Contributions: Interview with Professor Femi Osofisan (Olu Obafemi); Dramatising development, not post-colonialism: the Femi Osofisan example (Izuu Nwankwo E); Osofisan's dramaturgy and the revolutionary streak: the concept of messianism in 'Morountodun' and 'Yungba Yungba and the dance contest' (Julie Umukoro); Performance in his blood: performative rhythms in Femi Osofisan's writings (Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh); Set and lighting designs as communication modes in Femi Osofisan's 'Morountodun' (Aminat Titilayo Adebayo); Playing to reconcile: Osofisan's theatre and the Nigerian polity (Daniel Udo); Femi Osofisan, youth and performance in Nigeria's democracy: the transformative theatre paradigm (Tor Iorapuu); Dramaturgical importance of music in modern Nigerian drama (Josephine Mokwunyei); Issues of freedom and sustainable development in select works of Femi Osofisan (Ikotinyie James Eshiet). [ASC Leiden abstract]