Pages: 216 Size: 6 x 9
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.
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