Imoinda, or, She who will lose her name: a play for twelve voice in three acts
Drama. African Studies. Women's Studies. Opera. This libretto is a rewrite of Aphra Behn's 17th century text Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. At its center is Imoinda, the hitherto silenced black woman slave in Behn's novel. The child she bears comes to represent the triumphant survival of African-heritage people forcibly transplanted into the diaspora. This opera has been performed in both London and New York and is taught at universities in the United Kingdom, United States, and Italy.
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ancestors Anim-Addo's Aphra Behn Bad Omen BAKU Behn's Big boss body bride Caesar calabash CHIEF MOURNER choose CHORUS Covi dance day dreaming death wish door DRIVER Enchanted Night Enters IMOINDA Enters PRINCE ESTEIZME Exit MAID eyes father General's daughter Giovanna hand Hark Hear the juices Heart drum honour Hush juices flowing King commands Knocking Laughs Lights fade Lion of Kromanti listen for death Look Lose Her Name madam maiden Massa Boss brother Massa Overseer MESSENGER mistress MUSIC name Imoinda nation Nightmare canoe Okay Palace palm wine Papa peace pikin Pincher plantation PLANTER Princess remember SAILOR Scene seal our fate Silence skin slave call slaveship SONG sorrow strikes the nightmare taboo talking drum tell terror strikes There's tonight touch Trento Triumph of Manhood Twelve Voices Voices in Three waiting walk warrior watch whip can't undo Whipcrack wind woman world goes rotten