Page extent: 300
ISBN: 9781840021370
Binding: PaperBack

Fagon: Plays

Alfred Fagon

PaperBack (15 Dec 1999)

Includes the plays 11 Josephine House, The Death of a Black Man and Lonely Cowboy

Jamaican-born Fagon came to England at the age of 18, working first on the railways, and then enlisting in the army, where he became a boxing champion. He soon became a leading figure in black theatre. His characters, with explosive consequences, struggle to live in a hostile British culture as exiles from their spiritual home. This collection spans the whole of Fagon’s remarkable writing career. He died in 1986 at the tragically early age of 49.

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ISBN13 9781840021370
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 300


"Fagon’s writing is sharp, funny, unpretentious...(his) view of the black predicament is complex, thoughtful and compassionate" Andrew Rissick, Time Out