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Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics

Staging Resistance

Authors: Odom, Glenn

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This book explains the connections between traditional performance (e.g. masked dances, prophecy, praise recitations), contemporary theatre (Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Tess Onwueme, Femi Osofisan, and Stella Oyedepo) , and the political sphere in the context of the Yorùbá people in Nigeria.

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Glenn Odom is Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton, UK. His previous publications include articles in journals such as Comparative Drama, Comparative Literature, TDR (The Drama Review) and Studies in English Literature.

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“Glenn Odom’s Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics creatively links the politics of ritual and theatrical performances to the rhetoric and policies of some of Nigeria’s leading nationalist politicians and civilian and military leaders from the 1950s to the early 1990s. … A major strength of Odom’s work is the rich array of ethnographic and oral sources that he uses to illuminate a Yoruba vocabulary in particular.” (John Thabiti Willis, TDR: The Drama Review, Vol. 63 (1), 2019)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction Performance and Ìfọgbợntáayéṣe: Genre, Knowledge, and Politics

    Pages 1-26

    Odom, Glenn

  • A Critique of Yorùbá Judgment: Individual Authority, Community Creation, and the Embodiment of Àṣẹ

    Pages 27-52

    Odom, Glenn

  • What Matter Who Dances?: Self-fashioning, (non)Subjects, and the Nation

    Pages 53-81

    Odom, Glenn

  • No Victor, No Vanquished, No Past: Ola Rotimi, Yakubu Gowon, Sani Abacha, and ‘The End of Nigerian History’

    Pages 82-103

    Odom, Glenn

  • Values Beyond Ethics: From Stella Dia Oyedepo to Tess Onwueme

    Pages 104-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics
Book Subtitle
Staging Resistance
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49279-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137492791
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49278-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 162
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