Arts: Theater: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Although there are many examples of women taking part in indigenous performance forms in Sub-Saharan Africa they are generally underrepresented in contemporary theater companies, especially when it comes to playwriting, management, and directing. This lack of profile can be explained by a number of factors. Women are often discouraged or forbidden by their families and society from in…

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Plastow, Jane, “Arts: Theater: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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