Sarafina served afresh at the Kenya National Theatre

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- standardmedia.co.ke | 3 months ago

The musical, directed by Stuart Nash, brought back the dark memories of apartheid and the physical and psychological wounds it inflicted on black people.

Originally done by Bongeni Ngema in 1992, Nairobi Performing Studios proved that the musical is still relevant today as it was decades ago.

Whilst apartheid is long gone after the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 after 27 years in prison, and after the Africa National Congress took the reins of power four years later, poverty, homelessness and disease still stalk black neighbourhoods today.

Racialism still lurks on the streets long after Mandela’s death in 2013.

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