Love London Love Culture spoke to writer and director Ricky Dujany about his latest play about Thomas Sankara the President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, playing at the Cockpit Theatre from the 20th March.
Hi Ricky, thank you so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. Could you tell me a little bit more about what “Sankara” is about please? The Bard’s “Julius Caesar” inspires the unforgettable story of the African hero Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Sankara brought an unprecedented change in the mentality of his country, refused foreign aid and consequent debt (with the slogan “he who feeds you controls you”) and promoted work for everyone to build the first international railway.