Black girl magic! The beautiful women of the Broadway play Eclipsed cover the latest issue of Uptown Magazine. The cast which include:
Akosua Busia who is originally from Ghana, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Pascale Armand, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh and Zimbabwean girl Danai Gurira who also wrote the play.
In the issue, the Harare native reveals what she had to go through to come up with the play (which is based on the lives of the wives of an abducted Liberian rebel officer)
According to Danai…
“I got on a plane from New York to Ghana and from Ghana to Liberia and I was broke, All of those grants … you get the money after you get back. I needed it before I went … but I knew I had to do it, my heart felt really driven to tell the stories in the voice of the women. We all knew who [Liberian politico] Charles Taylor was, but no one knew who these amazing women were who survived the war and helped it end, but they know who he is. So that sort of infuriated me. So I said I’m going to try and get these women to tell me their stories. I was crazy.”
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