The Kampala International Theater Festival is a 4-day festival organized each year in partnership between BAYIMBA Foundation and Tebere Arts Foundation as a platform that offers development of professionalism among theater practitioners and broadens access to Theatre by supporting and facilitating the presentation of Theatre productions.

This is achieved through the various workshops, jam sessions, productions and networking sessions that are programmed during the Festival.

The 7th edition is supposed to happen in November 2020 but due to Covid19 and how fast it spreads, we have decided to postpone the physical edition until further notice. We hope that an in-person gathering for our festival can be held again in 2021.

Africa Kills Her Sun

Adapted by Mrisho Mpoto, Elidady Msangi and Irene Sanga

AFRICA KILLS HER SUN is a short story that was written by Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995). Saro-Wiwa was hanged by the Nigerian dictatorship in 1995 for his activism on behalf of his Nigerian Ogoni people. The original text is a condemned man’s last letter to his loved one. Mpoto, Msangi and Sanga adapted this text and use poetic style in Kiswahili, combine it with slam poetry and storytelling to talk about corruption and abuse of power in contemporary Africa.

Creator/Performer: Mrisho Mpoto
Creator/Musician: Elidady Msangi
Creator/Performer: Irene Sanga
Stage Manager: Justine Nantongo

Africa Kills Her Sun at #KITF2014

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