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Tell It to Women

An Epic Drama for Women

Osonye Tess Onwueme
Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

African Diaspora, Gender, Theater, Women's Studies

African American Life Series

Paperback
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814326497
Pages: 216 Size: 6x9
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814336779
Review

With Tell It to Women, Onwueme consolidates her position among the leading dramatists from Africa.

— Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Using the magic of movement, dance, and drama, and the devices of humor and metaphor, Osonye Tess Onwueme has created a post-feminist epic drama that transcends current feminist theories. An ideologically and politically powerful work, Tell It to Women offers a critical discourse on the western feminist movement from an African traditional perspective, focusing attention on the often silenced issues of intra-gender politics and class inequities.

Osonye Tess Onwueme is Distinguished Professor of cultural diversity and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The author of twelve plays, including Three Plays, Onwueme received her Ph.D. from the University of Benin.

Onwueme is eminently a political dramatist, for power affects every other aspect of society. She explores these themes with a dazzling array of images and proverbs. Her drama and theater are a feast of music, dance, mime, proverbs, and story-telling. With Tell It to Women, Onwueme consolidates her position among the leading dramatists from Africa.

– Ngugi wa Thiong'o, is a Kenyan author