Creative Hub Resources


Exploring Classic African Plays



Death and The King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka (Methuen Drama, 1975)

Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo (Prentice Hall Press, 1970)

A Season in the Congo by Aime Cesaire (Seagull Books, 1966)

And The Girls in Their Sunday Dresses by Zakes MdaWits (University Press, 1988)

Kwa-Landlady by Magi Noninzi Williams (Routledge, 1993)

The Black Hermit by Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Heinemann, 1962)

ARTICLES Entry on Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka

SuperSummary Study Guide for Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo

SuperSummary Study Guide for A Season In The Congo by Aime Cesaire

A Season in the Congo: Remembering Lumumba and Cesaire by Anita Franklin (First of the Month, 2013)

Review of And The Girls in Their Sunday Dresses by Zakes Mda (Afrovibes Festival, 2012) Entry on Playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Male Violence against Women and Hybrid Identities in Post-Apartheid South African Black Theatre by Olga Barrios (International Journal of Arts, 2012)


YouTube Playlist for Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka (Interviews and Performances)

Staged Reading of Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo (Produced by Almasi Collaborative Arts, 2017)

Performance Excerpts from A Season in the Congo by Aime Cesaire (Rico Speight, 2013)

Performance Excerpt of And The Girls in Their Sunday Dresses by Zakes Mda (Soweto Theatre and Tick Tock Productions, 2014)

Trailer for Film Production of The Black Hermit (Black School of Linguistics and Literature, 2020)

Monologue from Cadre by South African Playwright Omphile Molusi (Performed by Lillian Tshabalala, 2018)


BBC Arts and Ideas Podcast on Wole Soyinka's Writing

Introducing African Diaspora Performance

Reading suggestions provided by Patrice Naiambana


African Rhythm and African Sensibility - Aesthetics And Social Action in African Musical Idioms by John Miller Chernoff (University of Chicago Press, 1979)

Africa on The Contemporary London Stage Edited by Tizianna Morosetti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Black Skins White Masks by Franz Fanon (Pluto Press, 2008)

The Darker Side of Western Modernity - Global Futures, Decolonial Options by Professor Walter D. Mignolo (Duke University Press, 2011)

A History of Theatre in Africa by Martin Banham (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Insurgent Empire - Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent by Priyanmvada Topal (Verso, 2019)

Leaping out of Shakespeare's Terror: Five Meditations on Othello by Ben Okri (Phoenix Press, 1997)

Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism by Ania Loomba (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Trends in 21st Century African Theatre and Performance edited by Kene Igweonu (Rodopi, 2011)

Yurugu: An African-Centred Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behaviour by Marimba Ani (Africa Research & Publications, 1995)

Recent Work by Akala, Afua Hirsch and David Olusologa


Epistemic Disobedience and The Decolonial Option: A Manifesto by Walter Mignolo (Duke University, 2011)

How To Write About Africa by Binyavanga Wainaina (Granta, May 2019)

My problem with the Moor by Kwame Kwei-Armah (The Guardian, April 2004)


The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie (TED Talk, July 2009)


Various Creative Hub Resources



Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal (Pluto Press, 4th Ed. 2019)

Theatre Games for the Lone Actor by Viola Spolin (Northwestern University Press, 2001)

Actions: The Actors Thesaurus by Marina Caladrone (Drama Pub 2004)



Diversity Is A White Word by Tania Cañas (Arts Hub Australia, 2017)

Intensive Playwriting Workshop with Jennifer Farmer - Recap Document


Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m Local by Taiye Selasi (Ted Talk, 2014)

My Name Is Kwame Documentary on Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah (BBC, 2020)

Stella Chiweshe: The Speech Zimbabwe's mbira queen makes a speech (2009)

How To Act 'Realistically' with Acting Coach John Windsor-Cunningham (2013)


Nigerian Beats - Rhythm 'n' Rhyme by Sola Akingbola (Arc Music, 2013)

Bespoke Acting Masterclass Warm-up Music (Afrika: Buddha’s Lounge, 2020)