Greatest African-American Plays

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  • Fences
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ruined
  • The Mountaintop
  • Stick Fly
  • Topdog/Underdog
  • Blues for Mr. Charlie
  • Black Nativity
  • The Gospel At Colonus
  • Platanos And Collard Greens
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Consider Suicide When


Although Ruined is about The Congo, it was written by African-American writer, Lynn Nottage. The play tells the story of women in Africa who deal with war, rape and poverty. Ruined received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009. 

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