Bintou by Chantal Bilodeau


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Bintou is thirteen. The daughter of African immigrants, she doesn't go to school, doesn't listen to her elders, and doesn't wear panties. Instead, she roams the streets of the ghetto where she grew up, leading her gang of Wild Dogs and aggressively asserting her sexuality. In despair, her uncle devises a plan to break her rebellious spirit and save the family's reputation. But can Bintou really be tamed?
Keywords: Africa, immigrant, FGM, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, intergeneration

Year Printed: 2011

First produced in 2010 at The Movement Theatre Company, New York City, NY.

Running TIme: 80 minutes
Acts: 1

Male Cast: 8
Female Cast: 8

Translation of the play by Koffi Kwahulé