Gender and Identity in the Works of Osonye Tess Onwueme
This is a seminal analysis of the present sixteen plays and one novel by Osonye Tess Onwueme, who is Africa's most prolific and versatile female playwright. This book emerges as an invaluable African contribution towards the controversial global discourse on gender, race, tradition and modernity and demonstrates the interconnectivity of the African in the African continent and in the Diaspora. The text comprises an introduction, seven exclusive chapters of insightful appraisal of Onwueme's work, a comprehensive interview and a chronolgy of her life and work.
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