Traces: a speech to African nations | A solo theatrical performance in French with English surtitles
The spirit of hope
An exceptional storyteller, Étienne Minoungou faces the world alone, determined to speak to it. He speaks to give voice to the life he lived after leaving Africa to return with a message of hope. It embodies the philosophical and poetic thought of Felwine Sarr, who wrote this Discourse to African Nations as a vast odyssey, a metaphorical journey towards a luminous commitment. Its continent turned towards itself and towards the world, at the service of the future of youth. A text propelled as an experience built in a constant dialogue and sharing between the stage and the public, to the rhythm of the powerful voice of the actor and the evocative music of Simon Winse. A conquest to come, written in the past and the present, in the singular and in the plural. This theatrical performance tour also includes Princeton University and Duke University.
A post-show panel will follow the performance, presented in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Center for African and Diaspora Studies (CSAD).
Presented with the support of the FACE Foundation, the Villa Albertine, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Alliance Française of Atlanta and the Goethe-Zentrum of Atlanta.