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Gibbs, James (James Morel)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 4,119 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN2969, 792.096
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Gibbs
African theatre( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wole Soyinka : a bibliography of primary and secondary sources by James Gibbs( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African theatre( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in African literature : a review by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of the historical journal African Literature Today provides an overview of the position of African literature at the end of the 20th century and an examination of the directions that African literature is now taking with new and emerging writers and the growth of writing by African women. Contributors examine the influence of new concerns -- globalization and the view from the diaspora, as well as established themes such as childhood and war." -- Publisher's description
Exile & African literature : a review by Eldred D Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apartheid was one of the most oppressive, but by no means the only regime to drive African writers into what Eldred Jones calls "the disorienting but sometimes mentally productive state of exile." Buchi Emecheta recently acknowledged that she probably would not have written if she had not been thrown upon her own resources in South London. Bessie Head escaped from her past in South Africa and was met with the difficulties of getting citizenship in Botswana. Ayi Kwei Armag tried Dakar, New York and Dar es Salaam. This volume explores the recurring theme of exile in African literature, both as physical and mental alienation." -- Publisher's description
Nkyin-kyin : essays on the Ghanaian theatre by James Gibbs( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together essays written over a thirty-five year period. They reflect James Gibbs's position vis-à-vis the Ghanaian theatre as sometimes a remote onlooker, sometimes an enthusiastic participant observer, deeply involved in issues of perception and influence in a society moving through colonialism to nationalism, independence and beyond. The main body of the book is divided into four sections. The first, "Outsiders and Activists," looks at theatre for community development during the late 1940s, some connections between drama and film, and the astonishing involvement in Gh
African theatre by Martin Banham( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last fifty years, large sums of money, huge resources of labour and vast amounts of creative energy have been invested in international theatre festivals in Africa. Under banners such as 'Reclaiming the African Past' and 'African Renaissance', the festival participants have used the performing arts to address a variety of topical issues and to confront images embedded by a century of patronising colonial expositions. The themes indicate the desire to take history by the forelock, challenge perceptions and transform communities. -- Back cover
FonTomFrom : contemporary Ghanaian literature, theatre and film( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African writers' handbook( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo & Wole Soyinka by Martin Banham( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, India and the Eastern world( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralities for modern Africa : eight plays by James Gibbs( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companies( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles theatre companies in Africa working creatively in the context of financial and political constraints
Festivals( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African theatre, Festivals( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last fifty years, large sums of money, huge resources of labour and vast amounts of creative energy have been invested in international theatre festivals in Africa. Under banners such as 'Reclaiming the African Past' and 'African Renaissance', the festival participants have used the performing arts to address a variety of topical issues and to confront images embedded by a century of patronising colonial expositions. The themes indicate the desire to take history by the forelock, challenge perceptions and transform communities. Volume Editor: JAMES GIBBS. Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama et Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre et Performance Studies, University of Warwick
African theatre( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wole Soyinka : the making of a dramatist by James Gibbs( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing Africa in the short story by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

African writers have, much more than the critics, recognized the beauty and potency of the short story. Always the least studied in African literature classrooms and the most critically overlooked genre in African literature today, the African short story is now given the attention it deserves. Contributors here take a close look at the African short story to re-define its own peculiar pedigree, chart its trajectory, critique its present state and examine its creative possibilities. Nigeria: HEBN
Shakespeare in & out of Africa( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key volume for Shakespeare, African theatre and the postcolonial cultural scholars, promoting debate on the role of Western cultural icons in contemporary postcolonial cultures
 
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Alternative Names
Gibbs, James

Languages
English (88)

French (1)

Covers
Wole Soyinka : a bibliography of primary and secondary sourcesAfrican theatreNew directions in African literature : a reviewExile & African literature : a reviewNkyin-kyin : essays on the Ghanaian theatreThe African writers' handbookCompanies