Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer 1/Dr, Theatre Programme/ College of Liberal Studies

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
University of Cape Town
The Biopolitics of Violence in the Drama of the Niger Delta

The representation of the Niger Delta insurgency in cultural texts is often registered from the viewpoint of human history, an approach that foregrounds the politics of resistance against the multinational oil corporations in ways that ignore the contribution of the non-human elements in the historical struggles in the region. In this study, I seek to understand the ways that the Niger Delta landscapes and environment are imagined in the works that I describe as the Niger Delta drama. Drawing on a number of plays to reflect on the different historicisations of spaces in the region, I examine and analyse the ways in which these spaces exercise social and political agencies in the unfolding events in the region.