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Director and actor Josette Bushell-Mingo talks about theater, culture and the impact of provenance. Today’s host for Summer at P1, Josette Bushell-Mingo is the prefect of the Theatre Department at Stockholm University of The Arts. In the program, she talks about her artistic as well as personal background, and dedication that has been noticed in her profession as founder of The National Black Theater of Sweden, as artistic director of the Riksteatern’s Quiet Theatre and touring with her performance about Nina Simone.

In her program, Josette Bushell-Mingo also talks about growing up in London and her encounter with Swedish society. She talks about “blackness” which, for her, is “a recognition, understanding, of the political struggle, cultural diversity and emotional heritage associated with an African ancestry”. She argues on the thin line between revenge and forgiveness, racism and discrimination.

More about the program here