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AWPN

The African Women Playwrights Network facilitates research, debate and encourages the dissemination of creative practice produced by female creative practitioners living in Africa. It aims to place African-authored theories and practices related to gender, sexualities and identities at the centre of the study by asking African women what issue needs discussion, analysis and creative expression. Originally funded by AHRC network grant, the project developed a mobile application and used this, alongside other social media, to build a virtual community consisting of female creative practitioners in any part of the world. These forums are facilitating multiple levels of engagement, enabling users to interact with one another and to compare methodologies, aesthetic choices and their impact on various communities, particularly around issues of gendered citizenship and the terms and parameters of African feminism.'' Yvette Hutchison