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Vote online now. The Crows Plucked Your Sinews team are excited and honoured to be in the running for the Alfred Fagon audience award 2016. The top play voted for by the public in an online poll will win the award.Please support ‘Crows’ – register your vote online from 1 September – 16 October 2016. Tell your friends who came to see our play to vote too.

The Alfred Fagon Audience Award recognizes and celebrates the depth of talented Black British playwrights of Caribbean and African descent writing in Britain today.

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‘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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