The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English
By Tania Nwachukwu
The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English explores the archiving of personal, familial, and cultural histories of a first generation British-Nigerian woman of Igbo descent: Tania Nwachukwu. As a storyteller recounts a folk tale about a place named Eze and the Kola Tree that grows in the village, we also discover Tania's own modern-day journey to document her history.
The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English serves as a contribution to the resistance of the erasure of the Igbo language, and uses African theatre practices of oral storytelling, call and response, dance, song, and poetry, to challenge Western theatre conventions, investigate the way that methods of documentation change generation by generation, and embrace the importance of telling your own story.
Tuesday 5th November @ 6.15pm
Sunday 10th November @ 4.45pm
Thursday 14th November @ 7.15pm
Saturday 16th November @ 8.30pm