This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The author examines the work of prominent Nigerian and British playwrights who came of age after the passing of the British Empire.
Awam Ampka is currently Associate Professor of Drama at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He trained in Nigeria under Wole Soyinka and completed a PhD in Drama at the University of Bristol. He is the author of critical essays, plays (Not in my Season of Songs; Ajasco), director of film documentaries (Winds Against Our Souls; It's All About Downtown; National Images/Transnational Desires) and the feature film Wazabia.