Sola Adeyemi

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Position Associate Lecturer
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Sola Adeyemi

Dr Sola Adeyemi holds a BA, MA and PhD in Theatre Arts, Drama and English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University of Natal, South Africa and the University of Leeds respectively. He has taught Contemporary British Theatre, African Theatre, Performance Studies and Film Studies and Contextual Shakespeare at Loughborough and Regents Universities, and at the universities of Natal and Greenwich. At Goldsmiths, he teaches on African Theatre History, Postcolonial Theatre, and Culture and Performance.

Academic Qualifications

  • PG Certificate of Higher Education, University of Greenwich, London, 2014
  • PhD English (Theatre Studies), University of Leeds, 2009
  • MA Drama Studies, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1999
  • BA (Hons) Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1994
  • Diploma, Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1989


  • African Drama and Theatre
  • (aspects of) Culture and Representation (Critical Cultural Theory)
  • Modern Black British and American Drama from 1910
  • Postcolonial Drama
  • African Theatre History
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Contextual Shakespeare
  • Performance Studies
  • Acting for Film
  • Modernist and Avant Garde Performance

Professional Activities 

Sola is the Editor of Opon Ifa Review Literary Journal; Editor, Alpha Crownes Publishers; and Contributing Editor to 3P+ International Journal of the Arts. He is also on the Editorial Board of Africa Book Link (New African Literature, Drama and Criticism). Sola is the General Secretary of African Theatre Association (AfTA), UK, an international non-profit society open to scholars and practitioners of African performance and theatre.

Featured Work

  • Number Editor, African Performance Review (APR) journal Vol 8.1 (July 2016)
  • Number Editor, African Performance Review (APR) journal Vol. 7.2 (July 2015)
  • Convener, Femi Osofisan, Post Negritude and Fifty Years of Literary Drama in Nigeria international conference, June 2016
  • Speaker, “Encounters with Mr B: The Dramatic Mind of a Cultural Activist”, at the Symposium on Ken Saro-Wiwa, Department of English, Oxford University (November 2015)
  • Performer, “Dramatizing Achebe: The Arrow of God, The Wounds of Man” by Femi Osofisan (scratch performance) at Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London (October 2014).
  • He has recently completed a book on Femi Osofisan, “Vision of Change in African Drama: Deconstructing Identity and Reconfiguring History” (Rodopi).