"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research—the theater and drama of Africa—this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." —Choice
" . . . a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa. . . . a pioneering effort . . . " —H-Net Reviews
Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.