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Transatlantic Conversations: Remembering the Other in Me

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again” 
– Maya Angelou

How does the persistent portrayal of “Africa” and the “African Diasporic” by people in these locations, as well as by dominant Western media create certain relationships between "blackness," "whiteness" and "otherness" in the global imaginary? And how do these ideas influence our perceptions and frame our prejudices about subjects unfamiliar to ourselves?  How do we find that core that centres us? Can we truly see and embrace the other in us? 

This workshop performance, created and devised by the students in THEA089: Transatlantic Conversations - Creating Together, and directed by Asiimwe Deborah GKashugi, Arielle Julia Brown, and Joyce Lu  is a multiplicity of stories that address and explore these questions: stories about identity and meaning; stories about loss and recovery; stories about questioning the past, present and future.