Based on real events and incorporating epic Somalian lyrical tradition, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a powerful, innovative and critically acclaimed one-woman show.
The lives of two women are depicted in parallel: a young Somali woman in London watching the assassination of Osama Bin Laden on the television and her formidable great-grandmother, a fearsome Dervish warrior defending her native soil in British Somaliland a century earlier. The two women are connected in an electrifying exchange that intimately explores the violence of empire and the poetry of resistance.
Performed by Aisha Mohammed, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is the first professional play combining contemporary and historical Somali life and culture to be developed and produced in England.
After the performance, director Hassan Mahamdallie and company members will lead an open discussion on the themes and issues raised by his piece.