Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Play a Day: All Our Yesterdays

Chloé Hung
For Tuesday, I read All Our Yesterdays by Chloé Hung and posted at New Play Exchange.

Written in the recent aftermath of the kidnapping of over 275 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria, Hung creates a scenario of the missing, coping with abduction and rape. Moving from the present (six months after the kidnapping, in late 2014) to moments in the recent past, two sisters engage in rivalry based on the one’s attendance at a school, the other left at home. 

They are each sharp, desirous individuals, wanting advancement, education, a bigger future. It is tragic and aching to see and understand how great each could be, were it not for the violent evil of men.

Who should I read tomorrow?

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