A live radio play that portrays a battle between individualism, universalism and social collectivism. It stages key scenes of The Trial of Christopher Okigbo (1971), a novel by the late Kenyan philosopher and novelist Ali A. Mazrui.

Following the death of Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo (1932-1967) on the Biafran battlefield, illustrious figures drawn from every geographical corner and historical time meet at the “Grand Stadium of After Africa” to dialogue about the political vs aesthetic role of art. Within this grandiose scenery, we recognize episodes taken from Mazrui’s television series The Africans: A Triple Heritage (1986), which lays bare a history of the “standard of civilization” inscribed in the international system of states and borders, far beyond the African continent.

Featuring: Phindile Dube,  Prince Joshua Botongore, Moya Michael, Otobong Nkanga, Obi Okigbo and Mohamed Toukabri, and original musical compositions by Julien Simbi.

Scriptorium: Shariffa Ali, Hannah Black, Rahima Gambo, Emmanuel Iduma, and Andros Zins-Browne.

Co-commissioned by Chimurenga Pan African Space Station.