British-Pakistani female playwrights

Feminist perspectives on sexuality, marriage, and domestic violence

Authored by: Aqeel Abdulla

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
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In this chapter I set the scene of contemporary British-Pakistani feminist theatre. I start with a discussion of representation and self-representation, then offer an overview of British-Asian and British-Pakistani theatre in general, and finally introduce three key British-Pakistani feminist playwrights and discuss their work. The three playwrights on whom I focus are Alia Bano, Nadia Manzoor, and Emteaz Hussain, and I look at how they have engaged with the themes of sexuality, marriage, and domestic violence.

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