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Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan's Women of Owu

Budelmann, Felix (2007). Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan's Women of Owu. In: Hardwick, Lorna and Gillespie, Carol eds. Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 15–39.

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This chapter is concerned with the latest of several plays by West African authors that draw on Greek tragedies: Femi Osofisan's The Women of Owu, based on Euripides' Women of Troy. It discusses Osofisan's treatment of responsibility, communality, gender, and form and tone; as well as the interrelation of African, ancient Greek and modern European elements in his play. It ends with some broader considerations about Classics and postcolonial studies.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-19-929610-3, 978-0-19-929610-1
Extra Information: This book chapter previously appeared in "Portraits for an eagle: a festschrift in honour of Femi Osofisan", Bayreuth African Studies (78).
Keywords: classics; postcolonial studies; West-Africa; African literatures; Osofisan; Euripides; Greek tragedy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 2582
Depositing User: Felix Budelmann
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:47
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