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The Drama of Dislocation: Staging Diaspora History in the Work of Adrienne Kennedy and Ama Ata Aidoo

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Ama Ata Aidoo's The Dilemma of a Ghost and African American dramatist Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. The two dramatize the sociopolitical movements in the 1960s by ... More


Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, the State, and the Stage

Malik Gaines

in Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Shortly after its independence from Britain, Ghana became a transnational center for emerging political projects of black liberation. Its president, Kwame Nkrumah, sought to integrate a Marxist ... More


Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Malik Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left uses the notion of excess—its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence—to consider performances of the sixties that circulated a black political ... More


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