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Curtin University of Technology <C.Anyanwu@curtin.edu.au> There is quite a body of literature on the traditional travelling theatre of Nigeria and Ghana which are linked to ritualistic origin. Joel Adedeji wrote a good account of the Alarinjo theatre in Nigeria. Any account of traditional filmmaking in Africa will also lead to a body of literature in this area because most of these films started as ritual theatrical performances which later moved to the screen. I can source some literature (given some time, because I am in transit at this moment). Ogunbiyi edited a good book on this area with a titled like Theatre in Africa or some thing like that. Good sources are Wale Ogunyemi, Adelugba, Femi Osofisan, Soyinka etc. Hope this helps.