Mouths On Fire With Songs

Author: Caroline De Wagter
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209545
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Mouths On Fire With Songs from the Author: Caroline De Wagter. This book, the first cross-cultural study of post-1970s anglophone Canadian and American multi-ethnic drama, invites assessment of the thematic and aesthetic contributions of this theater in today’s globalized culture. A growing number of playwrights of African, South and East Asian, and First Nations heritage have engaged with manifold socio-political and aesthetic issues in experimental works combining formal features of more classical European dramatic traditions with such elements of ethnic culture as ancestral music and dance, to interrogate the very concepts of theatricality and canonicity. Their “mouths on fire” (August Wilson), these playwrights contest stereotyped notions of authenticity. In¬spired by songs of anger, passion, experience, survival, and regeneration, the plays analyzed bespeak a burning desire to break the silence, to heal and empower. Foregrounding questions of hybridity, diaspora, cultural memory, and nation, this comparative study includes discussion of some twenty-five case studies of plays by such authors as M.J. Kang, August Wilson, Suzan–Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Chay Yew, Padma Viswanathan, Rana Bose, Diane Glancy, and Drew Hayden Taylor. Through its cross-cultural and cross-national prism, “Mouths on Fire with Songs” shows that multi-ethnic drama is one of the most diverse and dynamic sites of cultural production in North America today.

John Piper

Author: John Piper
Publisher:
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John Piper from the Author: John Piper.

The Prodigal Husband

Author: Jacquelin Thomas
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583145524
Size: 36.13 MB
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The Prodigal Husband from the Author: Jacquelin Thomas. When tragedy forces her husband Jake to find solace in the arms of another woman, Tori, who still deeply loves Jake, finds herself faced with many challenges as they attempt to reconcile, including Sheila Moore, Jake's manipulative business partner and ex-lover. Reprint.

The Lost Sister

Author: Laura Elliot
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007336853
Size: 44.45 MB
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The Lost Sister from the Author: Laura Elliot. The Lambert sisters have secrets...

Current Opinion

Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler
Publisher:
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Current Opinion from the Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler.

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Author: Lisa Walker-Cook
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449740286
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Will The Circle Be Unbroken from the Author: Lisa Walker-Cook. Martha Johnson wants a new lease on life, but like so many other sistahs, she does not know how to get it. Born into a family of weak-minded women, she, despite her education and improved social status, cannot seem to break the mold. Like the road-weary Johnson women before her, she is hampered by low self-esteem and afflicted by poor decision-making skills. Sadly, Martha blames her mother for infecting her with the same virus that had, over time, killed the spirits of her foremothers. Even after her mother repents and begins to live like Jesus, Martha cannot bring herself to forgive her-cannot find the strength to break the curse. As a result, her relationship with her own daughter has gradually disintegrated. Will Martha Johnson learn to look deeply into her own mirror? Can she successfully confront the demons that dwell in the caverns of her own mind? Will she ever realize that the disappointment she feels for her mother is only a front for her own feelings of personal failure and that the resentment toward her daughter is merely a masquerade for motherly love turned inside-out? Or will the circle be unbroken?

Testifyin

Author: Djanet Sears
Publisher: Playwrights Union of Canada
ISBN:
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Testifyin from the Author: Djanet Sears. A collection of plays written and produced by Canada's leading black writers and playwrights, including "Whylah Falls," by George Elliot Clarke, "Riot," by Andrew Moodie, "Comed Good Rain," by George Seremba, "Sistahs," by Maxine Bailey and Sharon Lewis, "Harlem Duet," by Djanet Sears, "Coups and Calypsos," by Norbese Philip, "Prodigal in a Promised Land," by Hector Bunyan, and "When He was Free and Young...Silks On," by Austin Clarke.