Insurrection: Holding History
Paperback, 113 pages ISBN: 9781559361576Publication Date:
10 Jan 1999
Size: 216mm x 137mm£11.99

Insurrection: Holding History

By Robert O'Hara

Paperback £11.99

Winner of the prestigious Oppenheimer Award for Best New Playwright 1998.

An African-American graduate student is transported back through time, with his 189-year-old grandfather, to Nat Turner's infamous slave rebellion. This stunning debut play by a young black writer is a powerful metaphorical investigation into the scars of repression on both race and homosexuality in America.

'A wild, thrilling ride down one of history's darkest, scariest corridors. Robert O'Hara employs a language of wicked wit, of deliberate and immensely provocative outrageousness to speak a vast, bloody, unapproachable outrage' - Tony Kushner

Also available in the volume The Fire This Time: African American Plays for the 21st Century

Paperback, 113 pages ISBN: 9781559361576Publication Date:
10 Jan 1999
Size: 216mm x 137mm£11.99

Also by Robert O'Hara:

Barbecue / Bootycandy: two plays

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