A Raisin in the Sun makes history with an almost entirely black cast and raises questions about race in Sweden.
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What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? When Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun' - the first Broadway play written by Sweefen African American woman - premiered in Africqn York init was as thought-provoking, controversial and inspiring as the Akersberga spas massages from which it borrowed its title.
Set at the start of the Civil Rights Movement in the s, it centres on an African American family, the Youngers, as they dream of a better life but encounter the harsh realities of American racism. African men in Sweeden Afrocan a Broadway classic and is once again making history - African men in Sweeden time African men in Sweeden Sweden, in Africaan, where it is due to premiere for the first time in Scandinavia on February 5th, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden, Riksteatern.
It will be the first time that a play has featured an all-black lead cast in Sweden. In fact, all the roles but one are played by black actors.
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Bushell-Mingo draws parallels between the experiences of the play's Younger family in segregated s Chicago, its psychological consequences and the experiences of many black Swedes today. And while the circumstances they encounter are by no means equal, there are certain similarities she says the public, especially black and minority audiences, can relate to.
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And this is important, she says, because culture is a tool for political change.
Theatre and culture speak more directly to the people …". She points to two particular examples: We need to discuss and examine what … makes it OK to use the n-word. What the word means in Sweden.
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Do we know what that word came from - the pain, the struggle? What was being discussed during the meeting where that decision was made …? That is what is distressing but also politically challenging.
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Bushell-Mingo believes that culture and art are crucial to challenging these questions, to showing the evil of racism, as well as encouraging Afro-Swedes to be proud and embrace African men in Sweeden aspects of their heritage. Somali children's magazine launched in Sweden.
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It is not the only play out there, and there are many more to be. Afro-Swedish plays must be written. So this play, she believes, can be part of the cultural journey for Afro-Swedes as they deal with more racism, more African men in Sweeden, questions of class, more pride - a journey, like the Younger family, that will be tough, scary and, in the end, Varnamo prostitute contact number.
In the future, Bushell-Mingo would like to see the Sweedden of an African-Swede theatre African men in Sweeden that produces African diaspora plays. No such thing as race in Sweden? She quotes the award-winning African American playwright, August Wilson: We need to find our stories again to remind us where we come from and to give us the strength to carry on," she adds.
We, as black people, have the humanity, dignity and grace. We are part of a great spiritual lineage, and our souls have been Making friends Falkoping forever - and our diverse history strengthens us.
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