Bite-size Review: The Blinkards | Kobina Sekyi


The Blinkards | Kobina Sekyi

Hahahahaha- chuckles and elating guffaws is what best characterizes this brilliant piece of comedy. The Blinkards by Sekyi Kobina afflicts the reader with fits of unbridled laughter intermittent by painful episodes of tearful revelations. The play satirizes the damaging influence of western culture on African societies.  Although largely focusing on the impact of colonialism on the Fanti community along the coast of the Gold Coast (present day Ghana), its powerful message of cultural pride and restitution strongly reverberates across the diverse cultures in Africa. Startling, bawdy and playful, The Blinkards implores Africans to examine the accursed charm of Western culture.



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