The Honorable Rev. Raymond E. D. de’Souza George was appointed in May 2018 as the Minister of Works and Public Assets in the government of Sierra Leone. He was previously a senior lecturer in the Department of History and African Studies at Fourah Bay College. Active in Sierra Leonean theater for decades, he performed on stage at FESTAC ’77 and founded Mount Aureol Players. His other plays include Bobo Lef, On Trial for a Will and Priscilla’s Homecoming.
Staging the Amistad collects for the first time plays about the Amistad slave revolt by three of Sierra Leone’s most influential playwrights of the latter decades of the 20th century. Written and staged before and after the start of Sierra Leone’s decade-long conflict, they brought the Amistad rebellion to public consciousness.