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Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Tejumola Olaniyan


Looking in detail at the works of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott, and Shange and their historical trajectories in black anti-Eurocentric discourses, the author offers a sophisticated reading of how these writers are preoccupied with the invention of a post-imperial cultural identity. Drawing on contemporary theory and cultural studies, the author provides an account of the social foundations of an important aesthetic form: the drama of the African diaspora.

Keywords: cultural identity, cultural studies, African diaspora, Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott, Shange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195094053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tejumola Olaniyan, author
University of Virginia