Kevin Fegan on Obama the Mamba: President of the Slums
Date(s) - Wednesday, 18th February
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Meet “the Mamba” – George Hussein Obama, former Nairobi slum gangster. Barack’s younger brother, born of the same Kenyan father. Only an accident of birth divides them. Whilst one brother made it to the pinnacle of First World power, the other became a self-styled president of an African slum.
Kevin Fegan will be reading from his one-man stage play and talking about his visits to the Nairobi slums to meet George and the community where he lives and of George’s visit to see the show in the U.K. Kevin will be showing recordings of brief extracts from the play and from the Dutch TV documentary he helped to make about George.
Kevin Fegan has written to commission over 50 stage plays for a wide variety of theatre, including award-winning plays ‘Excess XS’ and ‘Strange Attractors’ (Contact Theatre), ’52 Degrees South’ (Imperial War Museum North), ‘White Trash’ (Quarantine) and more recently ‘Slave’ (Feelgood Theatre at The Lowry, Salford). He has written several plays and drama serials for BBC Radio 4, and worked as a storyline writer for Granada Television’s Coronation St. He has also published 10 collections of poetry, and edited several anthologies. He is a regular performer of his own poetry.
Admission £3.00, including 15% off all purchases made on the night.