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The Feast

by Antony Sher

Take a front seat and enjoy an amazing performance. Politics and theatre collide to reveal the tragi-comic contradictions of modern Africa: its poverty and riches; its beauty and terror; its decadence and glory. This is Africa seen through the eyes of a man of the theatre. A commentator who is both fascinated and horrified by what he sees. You'll find this stunning and dramatic.

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The scissors descend ... Felix is too shocked to feel pain. He watches the inside of his leg open like a big leather purse. Before any redness there is yellow, a layer of fatty yellow; it is surprisingly and weirdly bright, as though lit from within. Then to Felix's utter astonishment, the man undoes the fastenings around his ankles and steps back with a polite little flourish as though saying, "You're free to go now."
 

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