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Black South African Women

An Anthology of Plays

By (author) Kathy A. Perkins
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Cape Town Press, Cape Town, South Africa
Published: 31st Dec 1998
Dimensions: w 172mm h 240mm
Weight: 320g
ISBN-10: 1919713158
ISBN-13: 9781919713151
Barcode No: 9781919713151
Synopsis
This collection of ten plays, written by playwrights diverse in age, educational background and theatrical experience, explores a wide range of experiences of black women, both during and after the apartheid era. "Sheila's Day" by Duma Ndlovu examines the role of the poor, uneducated women in their struggle for survival, while Gcina Mhlophe's "Have you seen Sandile?" records the personal journey of a young girl taken away from her grandmother by her long-lost mother. Health and labour conditions are the topic of "The Nurse", and single black women who look for a better life in the city are the subject of "Kwalandlady". "Women" explores domestic violence and power in a township home, while "A Coloured Place" by Lueen Conning and "Cheaper Than Roses" deal with the lives of coloured women.

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