Best African Dramas & Plays Books
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1. Black Women Coloring Book: Adults Coloring Book With Gorgeous Black Women In Beautiful Hairstyles And Outfits
Author: by Coco Wyo
Black Women Coloring Book from Coco Wyo PublishingThis book contains 30 amazing illustrations paying full homage to the unique beauty of African-American women. Various hairstyles, outfits and different culture aspects are visually showcased in this book. Not only will it help you relax, reduce stress but it will take your imaginations to new heights and spark your creativity brilliantly.
Why You Will Love this Book:Relaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities seem to fade away. Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 30 unique images for you to express your creativity and create masterpieces.Single-sided Pages.
Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorite piece(s) of art. Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color.
2. The Piano Lesson
Author: by August Wilson
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences.
In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family’s prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles’s Pittsburgh home.
When Boy Willie, Berniece’s exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future.
3. A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)
Author: by Lorraine Hansberry
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Drama / 7m, 3f, 1 boy / Int. This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama.
When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new hom
4. HOTEL DE LUZ : DESCANSANDO EN EL (Spanish Edition)
Author: by H. ANCIANI
June 30, 2021
Te ha pasado alguna vez que luego de irte de vacaciones, al regresar a las actividades sientes como si no hubiera descansado nada, claro. Pero esa sensacin de carga de algn modo sigue estando ah. Hotel De Luz, no pretende ser un libro de autoayuda de esos que producen algn resultado mientras la voluntad acompae a poner todo en prctica.
No tu alma necesita descansar. Es un descanso diferente al que pueden brindar unas merecidas vacaciones. Tengo preparadas las habitaciones, donde el reposo en paisajes internos har que las descargas de tu corazn, el dolor, la angustia y las heridas se desvanezcan.
A lo Largo de esta pagina paginas disfrutaras de una profunda experiencia de refrigerio para tu alma. Adems, una vez entras ya nada volver a ser igual. Las habitaciones son infinitas, y al terminar la lectura el recorrido por Hotel de Luz recin haba comenzado.
Ingresa ahora a una experiencia de gozo sin precedentes.
5. MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS: A Play (Vintage International)
Author: by Athol Fugard
A compelling drama of South African apartheid and a universal coming-of-age story, from “the greatest active playwright in the English-speaking world” (Time). Originally produced in 1982, “Master Harold and the Boys” is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.
6. Two Trains Running
Author: by August Wilson
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson comes a vivid and uplifting (Time) play about unsung men and women who are anything but ordinary. August Wilson established himself as one of our most distinguished playwrights with his insightful, probing, and evocative portraits of Black America and the African American experience in the twentieth century.
With the mesmerizing Two Trains Running, he crafted what Time magazine called his most mature work to date. It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a world that is changing rapidly around them and fighting back when they can.
The diner is scheduled to be torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit. For just as sure as an inexorable future looms right around the corner, these people of loud voices and big hearts continue to search, to father, to persevere, to hope.
7. Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Author: by August Wilson
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences comes Joe Turner’s Come and GoneWinner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The glow accompanying August Wilson’s place in contemporary American theater is fixed. Toni Morrison When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years’ impressed labor on Joe Turner’s chain gang, he is a free manin body.
But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity.
But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new worldand it will take more than the skill of the local People Finder to discover it.
This jazz-influenced drama is a moving narrative of African-American experience in the 20th century.
8. Salvation in the Sun: Book One (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles)
Author: by Lauren Lee Merewether
This future she knows for certainthe great sun city will be her undoing. Amidst a power struggle between Pharaoh and the priesthood of Amun, Queen Nefertiti helps the ill-prepared new Pharaoh, Amenhotep, enact his father’s plan to regain power for the throne.
But what seemed a difficult task only becomes more grueling when Amenhotep loses himself in his radical obsessions. Standing alone to bear the burden of a failing country and stem the tide of a growing rebellion, Nefertiti must choose between her love for Pharaoh and her duty to Egypt in this dramatic retelling of a story forgotten by time.
Salvation in the Sun is the first volume of Lauren Lee Merewether’s debut series, The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles, a resurrection of an erased time that follows the five Kings of Egypt who were lost to history for over three millennia.
The story continues in book two, Secrets in the Sand.
9. Death and the King's Horseman: A Play
Author: by Wole Soyinka
A Nobel Prize-winning playwright’s classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture. Based on events that took place in Oyo, an ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946, Wole Soyinka’s powerful play concerns the intertwined lives of Elesin Oba, the king’s chief horseman; his son, Olunde, now studying medicine in England; and Simon Pilkings, the colonial district officer.
The king has died and Elesin, his chief horseman, is expected by law and custom to commit suicide and accompany his ruler to heaven. The stage is set for a dramatic climax when Pilkings learns of the ritual and decides to intervene and Elesin’s son arrives home.
10. A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre
Author: by Aimé Césaire
Csaire’s Tempest, in translation by Richard Miller, is a sprightly and song-filled enchantment. The luminous intelligence of Mr. Csaire’s meditation on the absurdities of colonialism shines through the antics of the bewildered characters. New York TimesThe weapon of poetry may be Csaire’s greatest gift to a modern world still searching for freedom.
As one of the last truly great universalists’ of the twentieth century, he has had a hand in shaping or critiquing many of the major ideologies and movements of the modern world. In his own words: Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.’ from the IntroductionCsaire’s rich and insightful adaptation of The Tempest draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.
AIM CSAIRE was a world-renowned poet, essayist and dramatist, whose best known works include Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, The Tragedy of King Christophe and A Season in the Congo. He was the founding editor of Tropiques, which was instrumental in establishing the use of surrealism as a political weapon.
11. Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History (Huzzah Publishing)
Author: by Miantae Metcalf McConnell
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” February 2018AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY1885 – 1914 Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year-old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific.
Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.
She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for the stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub-zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.
After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote.The price is high.
12. Intimate Apparel/Fabulation
Author: by Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage’s work explores depths of humanness, the overlapping complexities of race, gender, culture and historyand the startling simplicity of desirewith a clear tenderness, with humor, with compassion. Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrightIntimate Apparel: Thoughtful, affecting new play … With seamless elegance.
Charles Isherwood, VarietyFabulation: Robustly entertaining comedy … With punchy social insights and the firecracker snap of unexpected humor. Ben Brantley, The New York TimesWith her two latest plays, exceptionally gifted playwright (New York Observer) Lynn Nottage has created companion pieces that span 100 years in the lives of African American women.
Intimate Apparel is about the empowerment of Esther, a proud and shy seamstress in 1905 New York who creates exquisite lingerie for both Fifth Avenue boudoirs and Tenderloin bordellos. In Fabulation Nottage re-imagines Esther as Undine, the PR-diva of today, who spirals down from her swanky Manhattan office to her roots back in Brooklyn.
13. Billionaire in the Caribbean: A Steamy BWWM Short (Billionaires For Black Girls Book 5)
Author: by Stacy-Deanne
July 7, 2021
Sam has a sizzling love affair with British billionaire Hart Baldwin during a business trip in the Caribbean but things take a surprising turn when she realizes he’s her boyfriend’s new boss!
14. Twelve Years a Slave
Author: by Solomon Northup
March 20, 2014
Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C.
And New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
15. Stripped (The Stripped Series Book 1)
Author: by Stacy-Deanne
September 5, 2017
This series is a spinoff of the Bruised Series. Baltimore Detectives Dee Quarter and Connie Wilks spring into action when a woman is strangled to death. The investigation immediately leads to Dee’s ex, Grayson, who still wants her. As if Grayson isn’t enough to deal with, the case brings Dee to Jonathan Wild, the leader of a cult called The Circle.
The charismatic Jonathan is unlike any man Dee’s ever met and his interest in the feisty cop goes beyond the case, threatening Dee’s romance with Winston Lewis. Dee loves Winston with all her heart and despite curiosity for Jonathan, she refuses to get sucked in, but Dee doesn’t know Jonathan plans to make her a member of The Circle whether she likes it or not.
While juggling her love for Winston and intrigue toward Jonathan, Dee fights to solve the case, but will she lose herself in the process?
16. Billionaire's Sex Trap: A Steamy BWWM Short (Billionaires For Black Girls Book 4)
Author: by Stacy-Deanne
June 26, 2021
After sneaking into Edward’s mansion to get an exclusive story, reporter Elaina gets way more than she bargained for when she and Edward get trapped together in his lounge when his high-tech security system malfunctions.