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African theatre blackout, blowout & beyond : Wole Soyinka"s satirical revue sketches by Wole Soyinka

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Soyinka, Wole -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Theater -- Africa,
  • African drama -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Other titlesAfrican Theatre : Soyinka, Blackout, blowout & beyond, Blackout, blowout and beyond
Statementedited by Martin Banham ; in association with Church Mike & Judith Greenwood
ContributionsBanham, Martin, Mike, Chuck, Greenwood, Judith
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17176100M
ISBN 101592213456, 1592213464

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