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Black women centre stage : diasporic solidarity in contemporary Black British theatre

Title
Black women centre stage : diasporic solidarity in contemporary Black British theatre / Paola Prieto López.
ISBN
9781032494005
103249400X
9781032494043
1032494042
9781003393627
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xii, 162 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This book examines the political alliances that are built across the diaspora in contemporary plays written by Black women playwrights in the UK. Through the concept of creative diasporic solidarity, it offers an innovative theoretical approach to examine the ways in which the playwrights respond creatively to the violence and marginalisation of Black communities, especially Black women. This study demonstrates that theatre can act as a productive space for the ethical encounter with the Other (understood in terms of alterity, as someone different from the self) by examining the possibilities of these plays to activate the spectators' responsibility and solidarity towards different types of violence experienced by Black women, offering alternative modes of relationality. The book engages with a range of contemporary works written by Black women playwrights in the UK, including Mojisola Adebayo, Theresa Ikoko, Diana Nneka Atuona, Gloria Williams, Charlene James, or Yusra Warsama, bringing to the fore a gendered and intersectional approach to the analysis of the texts. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in contemporary theatre, gender studies and diaspora studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: López, Paola Prieto. Black women centre stage 1. London ; New York : Routledge, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 25, 2024
Series
Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
Routledge advances in theatre & performance studies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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