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Prof. Soyinka with the members of the Renegade Theater Group and a Faculty Member of Georgetown University

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka Premiered his poem A Humanist Ode to Chibok, Leah on Tuesday, May 7 in tandem with performances by the Wole Oguntokun-led Renegade Theatre of Lagos, Nigeria’s original production of The Chibok Girls: Our Story  in Washington, DC. The performances, which are scheduled to run through Thursday May 9, 2019 took place at the Gonda Theater at the Davis Center for the Performing Arts at Georgetown University in the city. The performances are some of the African events put together as part of   The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics’(The  Lab) Crosscurrents festival in the school.According to one of the facilitators of the event, Cynthia Schneider, a U.S former Ambassador to the Netherlands and a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy/ Co-Director, Mr. Derek Goldman, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at the university, there will be a post-show conversation with Prof. Soyinka and the performers, including Q and A from the audience each night. Post show guest speakers include Gus Casely-Hayford, Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Tickets are available for all performances at very reasonable prices at (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chibok-girls-our-story-tickets-58769039780

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