The Vultures’ Song is a compelling and entertaining story of loss, survival and reconciliation. It follows a young girl’s journey to safety as she experiences the consequences of a land divided. A comical committee of inquisitive vultures narrate, poking fun whilst they loiter, observing and waiting to clear up. Along the way we meet the girl’s protective older sister, friendly neighbours who risk their own safety to help, people exploiting the situation for their own gain and other children who have benefitted from the changes in their country. Finally we see the girl reunited with a member of her family, a joyful conclusion to an epic and transformative journey.
Although inspired by the Partition of India in 1947, using stories collected from those involved, The Vultures’ Song is not explicitly sited in a time or place, so resonates across cultures and generations, connecting to contemporary issues around migration, change and community.
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