It's so good to know that African stories are crossing borders...so are you in London? Create time to see Kenyan performers bring this story to life!
CUT OFF MY TONGUE By Sitawa Namwalie (A Storymoja Production)
Cut Off My Tongue rants, sweats, breaks into song and dance as it explores the truths that shape us as Africans: our beliefs, the way we behave and why. The dramatised poetry of Sitawa Namwalie, woven with music and dance, and infused with humour and satire, engages critical issues such as corruption and the post-election violence, and is a spirited invocation to Africans to colonise their own history. It is about land, about tribe, about politics, about personal discovery, about identity and relationships It is politics - and love - that is personal and palatable, rich in imagery, evoking the contradictions of life.
Storymoja has been invited to perform in this year’s Hay Festival following sold out shows in East Africa. This will be their first UK performance. Storymoja is a Kenyan publishing venture formed by a collective of writers committed to publishing contemporary East African writing.
Venue: Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London (NW3 3EU)
Date: Saturday 23 May, 2009
Cast: Sitawa Namwalie, Muthoni Garland, Alice Karunditu, Amimo Olembo, Chichi Seii, Shan Bartley, Joshua Ogutu Muraya, Grand Masese and Henry Anyanga.