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sankofa (print) by d'bi.young.anitafrika

Available November 2016


The sankofa trilogy features three extraordinary stories of three powerful women—Mugdu Sankofa, her daughter Sekesu, and her granddaughter Benu—and their resolute belief in blood and truth.





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sankofa (print)

A young dub poet is swept up in the violence of the 1980 national election in Jamaica. Arrested and interrogated, she finds the strength in her maternal ancestors to stand up for her country’s future. Featuring the plays blood.claat, benu, and word! sound! powah!, these extraordinary stories of three generations of strong women and their resolute belief in blood and truth form a lyrical trilogy that resonates with power.

“d’bi.young is a force of nature, and I’m not saying that as a casual turn of phrase.” —Dorianne Emmerton, Mooney on Theatre

“There’s no denying the dramatic and emotional powah in d’bi.young.anitafrika’s tale of a revolutionary dub poet.” —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine 

Additional Information

Title sankofa (print)
ISBN 13 9781770914582
Genre African Canadian Theatre, Anthology, Drama, Women Writers
Contributor(s) d'bi.young.anitafrika
Agent Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.
Year 2017

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