Artist Toto Kisaku, who was jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo for putting on performances that were critical of the country’s government, was granted asylum by the United States this month.

"We Could Not Shut Up"

"The problem is, they are telling us to shut up, because it's theater, we could not shut up, because it's art, we could not shut up, we could not close our mouths. We are supposed to tell what happened and why we became the enemy of the maestro and also the invisible hand."