The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

Yusra Warsama was nothing less than sensational in Hassan Mahamdallie’s important new play The Crows Plucked Your Sinews at the Albany, Deptford. With a brilliant combination of warm humanity, ice-cold fury, laugh-out-loud humour and heartbreaking emotion, she brought to life this unsettling comparison of a Somali immigrant family living in post-9/11 Woolwich with her great-grandmother’s life as a warrior fighting British imperial occupiers in Africa a century earlier. A magnificent achievement by all concerned

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