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Unknown Rivers review - Odimba is a writer to watch

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Hampstead theatre, London
Chinonyerem Odimba's subtle play is a celebration of female friendship, given an intimate production by Daniel Bailey There is much to admire in this play by Chinonyerem Odimba. It demolishes the stereotype of the sturdily resilient black woman, celebrates female friendship and leaves the audience to join up the narrative dots. But, while I welcome Odimba's positive attitude, she provides a too-easy solution to the very real problems she has posed. The focus is on Nene, an 18-year-old black British girl who has hardly ventured out of her mother's council flat...
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