Wrecked (A Guardian Reader’s Quest to Save Africa)
This article is from 2009.
Shipwrecked between continents, a lone woman bobs along in her suitcase considering her childhood abroad and the liberal views she inherited from her mother. This energetic one-woman play would work better as a series of sketches: the characters are funny and well-drawn, but the narrative thrust gets submerged beneath an over-ambitious thematic scope (which includes post-colonial guilt, carbon-footprints and the priorities of motherhood – to name but three).
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