Rice Keepers

by Rashidah Ismaili

Rice Keepers

  • ISBN-13: 9781592212446
  • Author(s): Rashidah Ismaili
  • Subject: Theatre studies|theatre, drama
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 08-03-2007
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.99
A full-length play set in the Nimba - a village in a Guinea Coast country - centring around historical events, particularly a massacre in the village. Dealing with colonialism, betrayal, tradition, gender issues, impotence and continuity, it uses the women of the village - the rice keepers - as a focus for its commentary. Also utilises the ritual of dance and the mask, which embodies the past and predicts the future.
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A full-length play set in the Nimba - a village in a Guinea Coast country - centring around historical events, particularly a massacre in the village. Dealing with colonialism, betrayal, tradition, gender issues, impotence and continuity, it uses the women of the village - the rice keepers - as a focus for its commentary. Also utilises the ritual of dance and the mask, which embodies the past and predicts the future.

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