Melancholy of Barbarians
BY KOFFI KWAHULÉ (CÔTE D'IVOIRE)
7W, 8M (doubling possible)
Baby Mo just got married to a cop old enough to be her father. Through this union, she has become part of the upper crust of her immigrant ghetto — a life she's always desired. But since her wedding, her husband demands she wears the veil. Although Baby Mo complies, no piece of cloth could ever contain her or the intense feelings she has for Zac, a high school friend and local drug dealer...
This translation was commissioned by The Lark.
Published in the anthology Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa.