Language is highly effective and plenty of human understanding begins with the pen, the scribe, the playwright. For too lengthy, narratives in theatre have locked African characters in positions of desolation or illness. Happily, writers akin to Jocelyn Bioh, Ngozi Anyanwu, Tori Sampson, Danai Gurira and Aya Aziz are actively shifting this narrative. Their nuanced storytelling humanizes the bizarre experiences of extraordinary characters who occur to be African or direct descendants of African folks. Whereas African tragedies ought to at all times maintain a spot within the canon of nice theatre, they’ll now not reign supreme. Works set on or in regards to the continent will also be hysterically humorous, awe-inspiring, provocative, lustful, romantic and non secular. African tales, like African folks, will be completely all the pieces. And if theatre, and artwork usually, is to proceed to function a mirror to society it ought to replicate the various humanity of African folks and be instructed from an African perspective.
SOURCES: OKAY AFRICA