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

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