Monday, 11 June 2012


Royal Court
Theatre Local, Peckham
9 June

Sleeping it off in London,
city of hangovers and handbags,
kit kats and booze.

Nigeria is louder, brighter, full of shouts
and prayers, fighting and dancing,
fly-blown market sellers crying their wares.

In both, displacement is a wrack
that wrenches love and family apart,
scores off ambition, questions our sense of right;

in both, a niggling unrest and accusation
darkens our belief in nationality,
fires us up and leaves us with a fight.

Belong will play at Theatre Local, Peckham, until 23 June

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