Wednesday, August 13, 2008

African stories

BBC has plays (streaming media) by African writers.

Number two play is about Zimbabwe:

Second prize winner: A Home for Tai by Tawanda Mutero Kanengoni (Zimbabwe)
Director: Alice Muthengi

Taipanei, a young Zimbabwean woman who has failed to fall pregnant a year after her marriage comes under pressure from her in-laws and her husband disappointed that she has not conceived. The mounting social and family pressure eventually leads her to seek help from a traditional healer who gives her roots to use. Her joy in getting pregnant soon turns to tragedy as the medicine man's concoction almost costs her life. She loses her baby but her own life is saved by a most unlikely hero and the process she learns a valuable lesson.

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