Playing For Life: Performance In Africa In The Age Of Aids
Playing for Life is a survey of African performance that uses the focal lens of AIDS performances to examine performance more generally on the African continent. The aim of Playing for Life is threefold. First, the work attempts to provide an introduction to the study of Africa through performance suitable for undergraduate students. Second, it attempts to supply a sampling of Africa's rich perfor...
Paperback: 315 pages
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr (April 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 11495901
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ative resources. And third, it tries to show how Africans are working to harness the energy of performance to help solve the most terrible of contemporary problems, the AIDS pandemic. This book focuses chiefly on the AIDS epidemic/AIDS performances in two African countries, South Africa and Mali. The choice is a reflective of a need to provide at least two different case views of African performance and African performative response to the AIDS crisis. The countries, so divergent from one another by most social indicatorseconomy, religion, geography and climate, colonial history, pre-colonial history, and nature and severity of the AIDS epidemicoffer excellent contrasts from one another, making them ideal selections for this work.In addition to the maps, charts, and photographs sprinkled throughout the volume, the chapters have been illustrated with audio and video clips featured on the accompanying compact disc (CD). Besides the CD, which comes with the book, it is possible to purchase a 20-minute documentary, AIDS and the Arts in Africa, a visual summary of Playing for Life produced by Louise Bourgault. Royalties from Playing for Life will be donated to support projects for AIDS orphans in South Africa and Mali.