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Theatre as Witness  

Three Testimonial Plays from South Africa

Theatre as Witness $19.95 ex GST
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‘These texts are three flames that burn in the darkness of silence and may speak for countless South Africans whose stories will never be told.’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A Woman in Waiting
Based on the life of Thembi Mtshali-Jones, whose life journey has taken her from a childhood of poverty in the rural village of Sabhoza, to Johannesburg where she would become one of South Africa's foremost performers and singers.

Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise
Developed by Yael Farber with a group of five performers, who drew on memories, dreams and childhood songs to create a vivid depiction of their Apartheid-era experiences.

He Left Quietly
Tells the story of Duma Kumalo who was sentenced to death in 1984 for his alleged participation in the mob killing of a town councillor in Sharpeville – but due to intense international pressure was granted a stay of execution just hours before he was due to be killed.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-820-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


YAËL FARBER has been at the forefront of a theatrical movement from South Africa that examines the horrors of Apartheid. She is a Johannesburg-born playwright and director, earning an international reputation for powerful works that articulate the experiences of ordinary South Africans. In her 10 years of directing and writing, she has created a body of highly acclaimed original South African works which have toured extensively internationally, earning her a reputation for challenging work of the highest artistic standard. 

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