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2013. South African Performance and Archives of Memory. Manchester & New York: Manchester University Press, (distributed in USA by Palgrave Macmillan).

Edited books/journals

2011. Contemporary Theatre Review: Making Theatre in Africa: Reflections and Documents, 21:1. Co-guest edited with Dennis Walder.

2010. African Theatre: Histories 1850 and 1950. Woodbridge: James Currey/ Boydell & Brewer Inc.

2000. History and Theatre in Africa. Bayreuth African Studies 50/ South African Theatre Journal 13, Co-edited with Eckhard Breitinger.

1995. Open Space: An introduction to African drama. (co-edited with Kole Omotoso), Cape Town: Kagiso.

Book chapters

2013. Women Playwrights in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Yael Farber, Lara Foot-Newton, and the Call for Ubuntu. In Contemporary Women Playwrights, Lesley Ferris and Penny Farfan (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan, 148-163.

2010. Post-1990s Verbatim Theatre in South Africa: Exploring an African Concept of 'Truth’. In Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage, Martin, Carol (ed). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 61-71.

2009. Verbatim Theatre in South Africa: ‘Living theatre in a person’s performance’. In Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present. Alison Forsyth & Chris Megson (eds), 209-223.

2004. South African Theatre: A History of Theatre in Africa, Martin Banham (ed.) Cambridge University Press, 312-379.

Articles in refereed journals

2010 'The “Dark Continent” goes North: an exploration of intercultural theatre practice through Handspring and Sogolon Puppet companies’ The Tall Horse.' Theatre Journal, 62, 57–73.

2005. 'Riding Osofisan’s Another Raft through the sea of Nigerian history: Theatre for Agency.' South African Theatre Journal, No. 19, 242-253.

2005. 'Truth or Bust: Consensualising a historic narrative or provoking through theatre – the place of the personal narrative in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.' Contemporary Theatre Review, 15:3, 34-362.

2004. 'Memory and desire: the museum as space for performing cultural identity?' Southern Africa - African Theatre. David Kerr (ed.) Oxford: James Currey, Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 51-67.

2003. 'Barney Simon: Brokering cultural interventions.' Contemporary Theatre Review. Special issue on The Director as cultural critic. Vol. 13 (3), 4-15.

2003. South African entries for new Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, Editor, Dennis Kennedy, Oxford University Press.


Embodied Practice that troubles fixed narratives of identity, history and memory. In Making Space for Creativity in Collaboration & Cultural Interventions: 25 Years of Magnet Theatre. Megan Lewis and Anton Krueger (eds.) (Intellect, 2015, pp?)

Contemporary Collaborators: Magnet Theatre. In The Methuen Guide to South African Drama. Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer and Greg Homann (eds.) London: Methuen (pending)