‘When I was little, I used to hang out at my dad’s restaurant most weekends, back when they used to stay open until 5am. After a hard day’s toil running around pretending to be him, I would fall asleep to the CCTV, my body on the chest freezer and my head resting on a pile of tablecloths.’
In Daughters of the Curry Revolution, Afreena attempts to navigate her dad’s journey to help her figure out her own. In an intimate performance, Afreena invites you to take a seat around her dinner table as she serves up stories from her father’s past, present, and what little she imagines is left of his future.
Exploring what it means to be her dad’s daughter in the context of the anti-immigration rhetoric she is surrounded by, Afreena follows her dad’s journey to this country, and his journey to this day.
Commissioned by hÅb and Contact.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Manchester City Council.
Project Mentor: Peader Kirk