We present ACT 1 [Arrival] of The Africans, A Radio Play in Three Acts by Christian Nyampeta – live on PASS 09 February 2022, 6pm.
The Africans, A Radio Play in Three Acts, is an adaptation of The Trial of Christopher Okigbo (1971), a novel by the late Kenyan philosopher and writer Ali A. Mazrui (1933-2014). With it, Christian Nyampeta develops what he calls a “multiform audio-social structure”, portraying a battle between individualism, universalism and social collectivism in After Africa.
[Artwork: The Shrine by Obi Okigbo (as part of the triptych landscapes of my childhood remembered) ]
Based on The Trial of Christopher Okigbo, a novel by Ali Mazrui
Written and directed by: Christian Nyampeta
Voiced by: Phindile Dube, Prince Joshua Botongore, Moya Michael, Otobong Nkanga, Obi Okigbo and Mohamed Toukabri
Original musical compositions by: Julien Simbi
Produced by: Sofia Dati and Helena Kritis
Recording by: Johan Vandermaelen
Interns: Nathan Ishar and Sophia Attigui
Writing advisors: Shariffa Ali, Hannah Black, Rahima Gambo, Emmanuel Iduma, and Andros Zins-Browne