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‘I m forced to believe that we can survive whatever we must survive. But the future of the Negro in this country is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country - James Baldwin, 1963. It s Black History month but you wouldn t know it in Tottenham where Revive PLC plan to turn Kwesi s All Black African Party hotbed into luxury flats, and it looks like Kiyi s ‘conscious bookstore will soon go the same way. And then a beautiful visitor shows up in their midst and life goes from bad to worse. Set against the inexorable march of progress in contemporary London, Kwame Kwei-Armah s second play for the National explores race and roots with verve and wit.

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