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Lynn Nottage

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set within the violent, politically charged civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It focuses on the experiences of several women caught in the middle of the conflict, particularly on Mama Nadi, the hard-edged, practical owner of a bar / brothel frequented by soldiers in both the government and the rebel armies. As the battle draws closer and closer, Mama Nadi and the girls in her employ struggle to survive in the face of impending loss of income, assault, and possible death.

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