“Justina Kehinde has been masterful in her dealing with Shange’s difficult and slippery poem-cum-play, loosening and tightening her grip alternately...giving just the right degree of emotional intensity whilst allowing the actors to relax into their roles…she has done…justice to the raw energy and spiritual womanhood of Shange’s play.” - Varsity
Kehinde’s writing is effortlessly authentic, witty and moving in equal measure...[her] stories both demand and deserve to be staged - London Pub Theatres
Justina Kehinde's poetry has been described as 'evocative', 'powerful', 'insightful', 'innovative', and 'touching'.
The smooth direction is inventive and the skilful choreography is often mesmerising…A magnificent production” - Afridiziak
'A thing of beauty...UMUADA is refreshing in a way that feels authentic' - A Younger Theatre
“Justina Kehinde directs a powerfully poignant play [in Sophiatown], showing the devastating effects of racial and geographical segregation as well as governmental tyranny” - Cambridge Tab
"UMUADA is soul food for the African community" Black Box Review