Black Maria on Koinange Street

A play by Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya)

A young African woman from a privileged upper middle-class family comes of age learning how to survive in an African country at the time of the dictatorships of the 1980s.  She has to navigate life away from the safety of her family and learn how to survive in university away from her privileged secure life in a world of ordinary people.  An encounter with the police and other night creatures exposes the underbelly of her charmed existence when she discovers the harshness and precariousness of life on the city streets of Nairobi at night.

Playwright/Performer: Sitawa Betty Muragori
Stage Manager: Justine Nantongo

“Black Maria” at #KITF2014

 

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