This is an amazing poem by a young man from Juba, South Sudan, entitled “I cry for my country”. The poem was performed at the South Sudan Theatre Organisation’s first Inter-School’s Theatre Festival held in Nyakuruon Cultural Centre in Juba, September 2015.
Despite limited fresh air at the venue, human eyes were glued to the stage to see actors portray nothing but the reality of our families, communities and society and South Sudan in general. Groups performed on issues that range from early marriages to forced and arranged marriages, land grabbing to plundering of public resources, peace negotiations/making to why war must be continued as peace would threaten the power base of some individuals.
The actors were very particular in displaying the ugliness of war. The plight of our daughters, sisters, mothers and aunties was clearly represented and their plea was genuine and calls for nothing less other than the protection and promotion of their human rights.
- Don Bosco, OSIEA (read Don’s full post about the event here)