The Roots of African Theatre Ritual and Orality in the Pre-Colonial Period*

The Roots of African Theatre Ritual and Orality in the Pre-Colonial Period*

Ousmane Diakhaté** and Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh*** Theatre is one of the cultural elements that best exemplifies Africa. It is at the crossroads of the sacred and the profane, orality and the written word, of inner roots and external adjuncts. The