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From the Ashes - Six Solo Plays

From the Ashes

Six Solo Plays

Edited by Shauntay Grant
Subjects: Solo Shows, Black Playwrights, Anthologies, Women Writers, Feminist Theatre
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369104465, 400 pages, June 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-06-06


From the Ashes
collects solo plays by Black Canadian women and womxn that together celebrate
the hope, humour, and healing that can come after devastation and loss. From
lighthearted comedies to heavy dramas, this anthology contains a multitude of
stories on Blackness, love, motherhood, sexuality, trauma, racism, mythology,
and more.

In Georgeena by Djanet Sears,
a bride speeds down the highway, struggling to make sense of what led her to
that moment. In benu
by d’bi.young anitafrika, a young woman faces motherhood while still coming to
terms with her own motherlessness. Makambe K Simamba’s A Chitenge Story
follows a young woman who travels to her native Zambia to find and confront the
man who abused her as a child. Ngozi Paul’s The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely
chronicles a woman throughout different stages of her life that relate to her
sexual awakening. In The Sender
by Cheryl Foggo, a woman working for a global racism-elimination project
encounters some technical difficulties when someone unexpectedly objects to the
project’s restrictions. And in Kalale Dalton-Lutale’s Cry Baby, a young
woman falls in love for the first time, which opens a well of questions about
her identity.