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    Theatre and Postcolonial Desires Kindle ↠ Theatre a common web of colonial relations spun by the imperatives of European modernity In post imperial England, as in its former colony Nigeria, the colonial experience not only hybridized the process of national self definition, but also provided dramatists with the language, imagery and frame of reference to narrate the dynamics of internal wars over culture and national destiny happening within their own societies The author examines the works of prominent twentieth century Nigerian and English dramatists such as Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Davd Edgar and Caryl Churchill to argue that dramaturgies of resistance in the contexts of both Nigerian as well as its imperial inventor England, shared a common allegiance to what he describes as postcolonial desires That is, the aspiration to overcome the legacies of colonialism by imagining alternative universes anchored in democratic cultural pluralism The plays and their histories serve as filters through which Ampka illustrates the operation of what he calls overlapping modernities and reconfigures the notions of power and representation, citizenship and subjectivity, colonial and anticolonial nationalisms and postcoloniality The dramatic works studied in this book embodied a version of postcolonial aspirations that the author conceptualises as transcending temporal locations to encompass varied moments of consciousness for progressive change, whether they happened during the hey day of English imperialism in early twentieth century Nigeria, or in response to the exclusionary politics of the Conservative Party in Thatcherite England Theatre and Postcolonial Desires will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of drama, postcolonial and cultural studies."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 206 pages
  • Theatre and Postcolonial Desires
  • Awam Amkpa
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 0415312876

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Theatre and Postcolonial Desires[Epub] ➞ Theatre and Postcolonial Desires Author Awam Amkpa – Thomashillier.co.uk This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre The struggles it describes unfolded in two cultural setting This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over Theatre and PDF or identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre The struggles it describes unfolded in two cultural settings separated by geography, but bound by history in a common web of colonial relations spun by the imperatives of European modernity In post imperial England, as in its former colony Nigeria, the colonial experience not only hybridized the process of national self definition, but also provided dramatists with the language, imagery and frame of reference to narrate the dynamics of internal wars over culture and national destiny happening within their own societies The author examines the works of prominent twentieth century Nigerian and English dramatists such as Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Davd Edgar and Caryl Churchill to argue that dramaturgies of resistance in the contexts of both Nigerian as well as its imperial inventor England, shared a common allegiance to what he describes as postcolonial desires That is, the aspiration to overcome the legacies of colonialism by imagining alternative universes anchored in democratic cultural pluralism The plays and their histories serve as filters through which Ampka illustrates the operation of what he calls overlapping modernities and reconfigures the notions of power and representation, citizenship and subjectivity, colonial and anticolonial nationalisms and postcoloniality The dramatic works studied in this book embodied a version of postcolonial aspirations that the author conceptualises as transcending temporal locations to encompass varied moments of consciousness for progressive change, whether they happened during the hey day of English imperialism in early twentieth century Nigeria, or in response to the exclusionary politics of the Conservative Party in Thatcherite England Theatre and Postcolonial Desires will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of drama, postcolonial and cultural studies.


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