Nanny of the Maroons
by Mara Menzies & Apphia Campbell
As the ships carried provisions from the ice-cold waters of Scotland to the coastline of Africa, a woman, packaged as human cargo, was led on to a vessel. She crossed oceans heading to the land of sugar and opportunity. Chained and imprisoned, her fury built with the pounding of the waves and upon her arrival, she slipped away like water in the sand. Filled with the force of the rivers, tides, storms and the power to deflect bullets, she returned to vent her rage and fulfil her destiny. Her name was Nanny, Queen of the Maroons.
Story and songs by Mara Menzies and Apphia Campbell.
Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea
Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales.
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