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LPG Sales Collective, Black History Month

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers
By (author): Makambe K Simamba
Makambe K Simamba


Playwrights Canada Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 15 - 18
Sep 07, 2021
$18.95 CAD


7.6in x 5.12 x 0.2 in | 80 gr

Page Count:

64 pages


60 minutes
Playwrights Canada Press
DRAMA / Women Authors
Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play for Theatre for Young Audiences 2019, Winner
  • Short Description

A hoodie, Skittles, and a can of iced tea. Skittles. A Black teen goes on a journey through the afterlife.

Slimm, a seventeen-year-old Black boy in a hoodie suddenly finds himself in the first moments of his afterlife. He calls out for God. God does not respond. What happens next is a sacred journey through the unknown, as Slimm grapples with the truth of the life he lived and the death he didn’t choose.

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is a protest for all Black life beyond headlines and hashtags, a prayer for all families left behind, and a promise to the community that all Black lives matter.

  • Premiered in April 2019 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto in a production by b current performing arts with Alberta Theatre Projects and Banff Playwrights Lab.
  • The play is inspired by the life of Trayvon Martin and his murder.

Makambe K Simamba is a Dora Award–winning playwright and actor for Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers. Other plays include A Chitenge Story, The Drum Major Instinct Trilogy, Makambe Speaks, and MUD. Select acting credits include A Chitenge Story, inVISIBLE, GIANT, Bea, Winners and Losers, and SIA. She is the 2020/2021 Urjo Kareda Artist-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre. She recently co-directed inVISIBLE (Too) at the University of Lethbridge and is a resident member of the artist-run theatre company ARC. Makambe is proudly Zambian, and her intention is to be of service to her community through her ability to tell stories.

“Utterly gripping and rendered with great tenderness and bravery.”

- S. Bear Bergman, Mooney on Theatre

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