The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro- Akpojotor is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the World
Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking asylum in the African Union is in detention. Here he pleads his case to Usman, an African border official, who isn’t fond of immigrants. What ensues is a battle of words and stories neither is truly prepared for.
Part of Africa Writes, a vibrant programme of events showcasing the best new writing from across the continent and the Diaspora.
Africa Writes is an annual festival organised by the Royal African Society, which aims to promote contemporary African writing and writers as well as to explore Africa’s long literary past and its future. Every year Africa Writes showcases established and emerging literary talent from Africa and the Diaspora.
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