Monthly Archives: September 2016

The many meanings of Haile Selassie I

In my last blog I bemoaned the return of the theatre adaptation of  Ryszard Kapuściński’s famous book The Emperor. I criticized the portrait of Haile Selassie I in the book and the play, a portrait of a feudal gothic overlord that … Continue reading

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There is more to Ethiopia and Africa than Dog Piss

I write this blog as a response to the new production of a play  due to run at the Young Vic, London, based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s famous book The Emperor, about the final days of the reign of Haile Selassie I, … Continue reading

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