Hollywood star Danai Gurira was obviously tired of not seeing enough movies and plays in the international market that represented our beautiful African culture and that is why she wrote the Broadway play ‘Eclipsed’ which starred Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong’o.
Today, ‘Eclipsed’ has 6 whopping nominations at upcoming 2016 Tony Awards and in a recent cover story for Net-A-Porter, the Zimbabwean disclosed…
”I’m never offered parts that speak to my heritage. That’s why I started writing. I couldn’t find narratives that covered the vast range of the African experience and that was unacceptable to me. Maya Angelou inspired me to pave a way for the women coming after me. I want African women to shine: they can’t unless those roles are on the page”
Now isn’t that inspiring? Read more on net-a-porter.com