This volume brings together a number of studies of theatre made and performed by young Africans to audiences across the continent. It shows a wide range of work, much of which depicts the crises that young people in Africa face as they enter the world of adult relationships and compromises. The contributions, by adults who are deeply involved with this theatre, recount the inspiration and enthusiasm that has led to the artistic achievement and powerful creativity of the work. Michael Etherton's introduction analyses its artistic scope and political impact. What emerges from the voices of the young people themselves is how they are using theatre and performance to struggle for their rights and for positive changes in their lives.
Introduction by Michael Etherton - The Children's Plays of Efua Sutherland: a Retrospective by Esi Sutherland Addy - Stage Motion & Studrafest in Ghana by Awo Asiedu with Sarah Dorbgadzi - Playing Pains: Three Malawian Student Performances by Pia Thielmann - Performance, Youth & HIV/AIDS in Africa by Esiaba Irobi - Young People's Drama & Social Action in N. Nigeria by Oga Steve Abah - Divining for Stories: Promenade Theatre in a Sudanese Reformatory by Ali Campbell with Jane Plastow - Young People's Theatre in the Displacement Camps of Khartoum by Luke Dixon - Senegalese Street Children's Own Theatre by Rosa McCreery - Child Rights Theatre for Development in West Africa by Michael Etherton - Umo is Talking: the Impact of Child Rights TfD in Sierra Leone by Paul Moclair - Children's Theatre in Eritrea by Christine Matzke & Jane Plastow - Landscapes of the Heart: Phakama, South Africa by Yvonne Banning - Approaching Theatre Work with Children in Zimbabwe by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh - Young People's Theatre in Zambia by Dave Pammenter - Playscript: The Ghosts Return, devised by students in Botswana - Reviews
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