Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays

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Kathy Perkins
Routledge, Jan 16, 2006 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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This is the first anthology to focus exclusively on the lives of Black South African women. This collection represents the work of both female and male writers, including national and international award-winning playwrights. The collection includes six full-length and four one-act plays, as well as interviews with the writers, who candidly discuss the theatrical and political situation in the new South Africa. Written before and after apartheid, the plays present varying approaches and theatrical styles from solo performances to collective creations.
The plays dramatise issues as diverse as:
* women's rights
* displacement from home
* violence against women
* the struggle to keep families together
* racial identity
* education in the old and new South Africa
* and health care.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Coloured Place
13
2 So Whats New?
43
3 HouseHunting Unlike Soweto
92
4 Cheaper than Roses
102
5 UmongikaziThe Nurse
117
6 Have You Seen Zandile?
146
7 Weemen
192
8 Flight from the Mahabarath
214
9 Sheilas Day
273
10 KwaLandlady
312
Bibliography
345
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