CFP: Black Diaspora Drama Biographies (no deadline noted; database)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Caleb Johnson
contact email: 
johnson@alexanderst.com

Biographical Entries Sought: Black Diaspora Drama

Alexander Street Press seeks short biographical entries for inclusion in its
BLACK DRAMA database.

Alexander Street Press—an electronic publishing firm noted for its Civil War
Letters and Diaries and for North American Women’s Letters and Diaries—is
publishing a full-text searchable database titled BLACK DRAMA. Integrating
rare, hard-to-find plays and popular, widely-produced plays by Blacks and
about Blacks, BLACK DRAMA encompasses the work of playwrights from the U.K.,
the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada, and Anglophone Africa.

Short (250-600 word) biographical entries on leading Black playwrights are
sought from those working in and around the academy. Contributors’ names
and institutional affiliations will be prominently displayed on the
playwrights’ bio pages. Remuneration offered.

Biographical entries are needed for these playwrights:

1. Abdallah, Mohammed ben
2. Aidoo, Ama Ata
3. Aldridge, Ira
4. Amadi, Elechi
5. Anderson, Garland
6. Angelou, Maya
7. Bailey, Maxine
8. Baldwin, James
9. Baraka, Imamu Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
10. Bass, George Houston
11. Boakye, Paul
12. Bonner, Marita
13. Bontemps, Arna
14. Branch, William Blackwell
15. Brathwaite, Edward Kamau
16. Brown, Lennox John
17. Brown, William Wells
18. Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth
19. Bukenya, Austin
20. Bullins, Ed
21. Burrill, Mary
22. Butake, Bole
23. Butcher, James W., Jr.
24. Caldwell, Ben
25. Carroll, Vinnette
26. Césaire, Aimé
27. Chifunyise, Stephen
28. Childress, Alice
29. Clark-Bekederemo, John Pepper
30. Cleage, Pearl
31. Cole, Robert
32. Colman, George
33. Cook, Will Marion
34. Cotter, Joseph Seamon, Jr.
35. Cotter, Joseph Seamon, Sr.
36. Cullen, Countee
37. D’Aguiar, Fred
38. Dangaremba, Tsitsi
39. Davis, Ossie
40. Dee, Ruby
41. De Graft, Joe
42. De Jongh, James
43. Dent, Tom
44. Dhlomo, H. I. E.
45. Dike, Fatima
46. Dodson, Owen
47. Douglas, Josephine
48. Downing, Henry Frances
49. Du Bois, Shirley Graham
50. Du Bois, W. E. B.
51. Dunbar, Paul Laurence
52. Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
53. Duncan, Thelma Myrtle
54. Easton, William Edgar
55. Edgecombe, David
56. Edmonds, Randolph
57. Edwards, Gus
58. Elder, Lonne III
59. Euba, Femi
60. Evans, Don
61. Ezeani, Geo’Ben
62. Fagon, Alfred
63. Franklin, J. E.
64. Freeman, H. Lawrence
65. Fugard, Athol
66. Fuller, Charles
67. Furman, Roger
68. Gaines-Shelton, Ruth
69. Gordon, Charles (OyamO)
70. Gordone, Charles
71. Grant, Micki
72. Grimke, Angeline Weld
73. Gunn, Bill
74. Hagher, Iyorwuese Harry
75. Hansberry, Lorraine
76. Harris, Bill
77. Harrison, Paul Carter
78. Hatch, James V.
79. Hill, Abram
80. Hill, Errol G.
81. Holder, Laurence
82. Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth
83. Huhges, Langston
84. Huntley, Elizabeth Maddox
85. Hurston, Zora Neale
86. Ifie, Egbe (Jerry)
87. Iguh, Thomas Orlando
88. Ijimere, Obotunde
89. Ikoli, Tunde
90. Imbuga, F. D.
91. Johnson, Georgia Douglas
92. Johnson, Rotimi
93. Kennedy, Adrienne
94. Kissoon, Freddie
95. Komai, Felicia
96. Kramer, David
97. Kyeyune, Henry E.
98. Ladan, Umaru
99. Lamb, Arthur Clifton
100. Lan, David
101. Lapido, Duro
102. Leshoai, B. L.
103. Lewis, Sharon M.
104. Livingston, Myrtle A. Smith
105. Lovelace, Earl
106. Lyndersay, Dexter
107. Maddy, Yulisa Amadu
108. Magona, Sindiwe
109. Maillu, David G.
110. Maimo, Sankie
111. Makotsi, Jimmi
112. Malikongwa, Albert
113. Manaka, Matsemela
114. Maponya, Maishe
115. Marson, Una
116. Marvin X
117. Matheus, John Frederick
118. Mazrui, A.
119. Mda, Zakes
120. Meunier, Pierre
121. Mhlophe, Gcina
122. Miller, May
123. Milner, Ron
124. Mitchell, Joseph A.
125. Mitchell, Lofton
126. Molette, Barbara
127. Mtsaka, Makwedini Julius
128. Mtshali, Thulani S.
129. Mtwa, Percy
130. Mukulu, Alex
131. Mulekwa, Charles
132. Mulwa, David
133. Nascimento, Abdias do
134. Ndlovu, Duma
135. Ndlovu, Malika (Lueen Conning)
136. Neal, Larry
137. Ngema, Mbongeni
138. Nkosi, Lewis
139. Nwabueze, Emeka
140. Nwapa, Flora
141. Ogunde, Hubert
142. Ogunyemi, Wale
143. Okurut, Mary Karooro
144. Omtatah, Okoiti
145. Onwueme, Tess
146. Oshodi, Maria
147. Osofisan, Femi
148. Ottley, Roi Vincent
149. Oyono-Mbia, Guillaume
150. Parks, Suzan-Lori
151. Paton, Alan
152. Pawley, Thomas
153. Penny, Robert L.
154. Peterson, Louis
155. Peterson, Taliep
156. Phillips, Caryl
157. Phiri, Masautso
158. Pinnock, Winsome
159. Price, Doris
160. Rahman, Aishah
161. Reed, Ishmael
162. Rhone, Trevor
163. Richardson, Willis
164. Rotimi, Ola
165. Ruganda, John
166. Rugyendo, Mukotani
167. Salaam, Kalamu
168. Sanchez, Sonia
169. Saro-Wiwa, Ken
170. Sealy, Clifford
171. Sebree, Charles
172. Selvon, Samuel
173. Serumaga, Robert
174. Shah, Krishna
175. Shange, Ntosake
176. Shine, Ted
177. Silvera, Frank
178. Simon, Barney
179. Sissle, Noble
180. Smith, Anna Deavere
181. Sofola, ‘Zulu
182. Sowande, Bode
183. Soyinka, Wole
184. Spence, Eulalie
185. Sutherland, Efua T.
186. Teer, Barbara Ann
187. Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa
188. Tillman, Katherine Davis
189. Toomer, Jean
190. Typhis, Jean Regis
191. Van Peebles, Melvin
192. Walcott, Derek
193. Walcott, Roderick
194. Walker, Joseph
195. Wangmonde, Kemonde
196. Ward, Douglas Turner
197. Ward, Theodore
198. Watene, Kenneth
199. Wesley, Richard
200. White, Edgar
201. Williams, Magi Noninzi
202. Williams, Samm-Art
203. Wilson, August
204. Wilson, Frank
205. Wolfe, George C.
206. Wright, Richard
207. Yerimah, Amed Parker
208. Yirenkyi, Asiedu
209. Zephaniah, Benjamin
210. Zirimu, Elvania Namukwaya

For more information or to write bios for Alexander Street Press’s BLACK
DRAMA project, please contact:

Jeremy Caleb Johnson
Alexander Street Press, LLC
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia USA 22314
Tel. - 1-800-889-5937
Tel. - 1-703-212-5803 (direct line)
Fax - 1-419-710-1160
Email - johnson_at_AlexanderStreet.com
Web - www.alexanderstreet.com

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