Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance

Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance

by D. Soyini Madison
     
 

Madison tells the poignant stories of how activists in South Saharan Africa employ performances in their struggles for human rights.See more details below

Overview

Madison tells the poignant stories of how activists in South Saharan Africa employ performances in their struggles for human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521519229
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Theatre and Performance Theory Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Act I Is it a human being or a girl? 34

Scene 1 Watching So Minutes 34

Scene 2 Deep particularities 60

Scene 3 Klikor, the sage, and the chief 67

Scene 4 Graduation day 86

Act II Water rites/rights 97

Scene 1 "Then do it!" 97

Scene 2 The sense of being present 124

Scene 3 The aim to provoke 139

Scene 4 Who am I in all this? 148

Act III Acts of activism 157

Scene 1 The white girl upstairs 157

Scene 2 Don't cry, wail 172

Scene 3 I am an activist 187

Scene 4 Narrating Theatre for Development 201

Epilogue 224

Appendices: Scripts 229

Appendix 1 Is it a human being or a girl? 231

Appendix 2 Water rites 268

Bibliography 305

Index 318

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