New Play Highlights the Story of Sudanese Muslims

Feb 12, 2019

A new Iowa-based play titled “My Daughters are My Writings” highlights the story of a little-known group, the Republican Brotherhood, from Sudan. It's a collaboration by members of the University of Iowa.

Playwright Margot Connolly, a graduate of the UI MFA playwriting workshop, says she hopes the performance will help challenge stereotypes of Muslim women.

In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Connolly, as well as the author of “Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir," and several UI graduate students of history who contributed to the play. 

Later in the hour, we'll listen back to Charity's 2017 conversation with Kittie Weston-Knauer, the oldest female BMX athlete in the country.