Meet four of Africa’s dynamic female playwrights

Theodora Aidoo November 26, 2019

The late and great playwright, Toni Morrison once said “being a Black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich one to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it.”

So race and gender is not a limitation, but rather a channel through which these young and contemporary writers are crafting truth. The plays these women are writing are here to nourish; they are bold, brash, and firmly plant us at the center.

These four young and contemporary female playwrights are making sure that generations after them have an arsenal of Black female-authored work to reference. Check them out:


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