Author Brings Book To Life On Davis Stage

By Genoa Barrow | OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer

Author and activist Sandy Holman has made cultural work her life’s work. She’ll see her first book of her adapted for the stage this week at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis. Louis Bryant III, OBSERVER.

Local author and educator Sandy Lynne Holman is inviting local audiences to check out the debut of Sankofa, the stage adaptation of her 1998 book “Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad?”

​​Sankofa, opens at Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis on April 1 thanks to Holman’s The Cultural CO-OP and Bike City Theater Company. The action, adapted for theater by Holman, JR Yancher and Jordan Brownlee, follows Montsho, a young Black boy who does not like his Black skin. At his grandfather’s house for his first Kwanzaa celebration, Montsho’s eyes are opened as he embarks on a journey to “go back and fetch the past.”

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