Hard story of Africans in New Zealand

Submitted on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 06:42

'In Transit' full cast during rehearsal at the Mangere Arts Centre

AOTEAROA, N.Z. - The first Pasifika African theatre production in the world took centre stage this week in south Auckland.

Titled In Transit, the play is based on real-life experiences of Africans migrating and living in New Zealand, told through African and Pacific storytelling traditions.

Based on true stories collected by Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson, In Transit revolves around eight characters sharing the stories of African refugees and migrants.

In Transit highlights the truths of first generation Africans desperately wanting to be recognised as Kiwis, finding themselves, while showing respect to their parents and their culture.

'In Transit' runs from May 4 to 13.