Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain by Gabriele Griffin

By Gabriele Griffin

This 2003 textual content was once the 1st monograph to rfile and examine the performs written by way of Black and Asian girls in Britain. the amount explores how Black and Asian ladies playwrights theatricalize their stories of migration, displacement, id, racism and sexism in Britain. performs via writers comparable to Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, Maya Chowdhry and Amrit Wilson, between others - a lot of whom have had their paintings produced at key British theatre websites - are mentioned in a few element. different playwrights' paintings can be in brief explored to signify the diversity and scope of up to date performs. the amount analyses issues corresponding to geographies of un/belonging, opposite migration (in the shape of tourism), sexploitation, prepared marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum looking as they emerge within the performs, and argues that Black and Asian ladies playwrights became constitutive topics of British theatre.

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