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African Writers Festival

by on April 9, 2010

Seven prominent African artists will be in residence over seven days. These artists include performance scholar/storyteller/actor/director Mshai Mwangola from Kenya who will present writing and storytelling workshops and give a public lecture. From South Africa is playwright/poet Malika Lueen Ndlovu and performer/playwright Chantal Snyman who will perform Ndlovu’s popular play A Coloured Place. Rwandan playwright, director and artistic director of the Rwandan based company Mashirika, Hope Azeda, will perform an original piece titled Echoes from a Thousand Hills and direct the UIUC Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre Ensemble in another original work. There will be a reading of Homecoming by playwright Andia Kisia from Kenya, who will also be attending. Later in the week we will be joined by Tanzanian scholar/actress/playwright Amandina Lihamba and scholar/dancer/actress Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka of Nigeria, who will perform excerpts from her one-woman show Performing Phillis Wheatley.

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