Set in Kissy Mess-Mess, a village in the eastern region of Sierra Leone and the location of the Kissy Mental Hospital, Swaray's play is a portrait of a country yet to recover from the rape, incest, murder, witchcraft, black magic and political corruption that characterised it in the 1950s. The Rape of Fatimah is an allegory for the rape of Sierra Leone and the innocent young girls who, like Fatimah, lost their virginity in the most violent and inhumane way - an African tragedy that seeks to unearth the complexities of Africa's political and moral dilemma.
- Publisher : Africa Research & Publications (December 4, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592216579
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592216574
- Item Weight : 7.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 0.47 x 7.05 inches