Lament for Rastafari

One of White’s most disturbing elaborations on the theme of slavery and migration, the play moves from Jamaica to England and America, and is developed in leaps of time. It interweaves realistic situations, surreal moments and monologues. The play is a reflection on the disruption of continuity following the violent physical and cultural uprooting imposed by European powers on African populations. The production was performed at a time when the Rastafarian movement was gaining popularity in the UK, calling for a re-appropriation of African values and aesthetics.

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