‘The age of heroes is long past – I witnessed the last one, who in triumph did not need to draw down the word of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala – he could spin the words of man, our people’s words, into winding sheets of pure gold. I have witnessed it, I heard it. It happened’. 

Dervish in association with The Albany and Contact Theatre present The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

Performed by Yusra Warsama | Live music by Abdelkader Saadoun | Written & Directed by Hassan Mahamdallie

Based on real events and featuring the epic lyrical tradition of Somalia, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a unique exploration of the violence of empire and the poetry of resistance.

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