Baba

Animation category

by Justus Macharia | Kenya

baba

Baba (Swahili for Father) is a 3 min spoken word paper animation that deals with the complicated feelings that a young man at the prime of his youth has about his aging father. Narrated in a four stanza spoken word poem, each stanza details four stages of the young man’s life – birth, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood – and his consequent relationship with his aging father.