For International Poetry Day, introducing WAAFRIKA to Harvard

On the UN’s International Poetry Day, it seems appropriate to announce a lecture and discussion taking place tomorrow on what may be the world’s only LGBTQ play with FGM at the heart of the story.

NICK HADIKWA MWALUKO, author of WAAFRIKA 123. 1992. Kenya. Two Womyn Fall in Love, is an emerging dramatist with a courageous ethical vision. Born in Tanzania and raised in Kenya, Nick now resides in California and, in his drama, published by UnCUT/VOICES Press that has been performed in NY, Florida and California, he presents a moving portrayal of FGM tied up with a village’s response to crisis, lesbian and queer sexuality, and identity anchored in ancestry, soil, and personal anguish. If you are in the Boston/Cambridge, MA, area, you are welcome to join us.

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