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Published: 06 January 2008

420 Pages | 5 in-text illus.

5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199217182

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Crossroads in the Black Aegean

Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

Classical Presences

A fascinating study of African rewritings of Greek tragedy. The authors ask why the plays of Sophocles' Theban Cycle are so often adapted by dramatists of African descent, and how plays that dilate on the power of the past, in the inexorable curse of Oedipus and the regressive obsession of Antigone, can articulate the postcolonial moment.