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GILLIAN SLOVO lives in London, but was born in South Africa. She is the author of ten novels and a family memoir, Every Secret Thing. Of her last two novels; Red Dust, winner of the RFI temoin du monde prize in France, has been made into a film; and Ice Road has been shortlisted for the Orange prize. Previous plays include verbatim play Guantanamo: 'Honour Bound to Defend Freedom', published & performed to great acclaim.

Another World
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Another World

Losing Our Children to Islamic State

Gillian Slovo

The new verbatim drama from the pioneering team behind Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom.

Over the last twelve months headlines have been dominated by the growth of Islamic State, and terror attacks claimed by IS have spread across the world.

What is the entity that calls itself Islamic State? Why are some young Muslim men and women from across Western Europe leaving their homes to answer the call of Jihad? And what should we do about it?

This piece of verbatim documentary theatre, written by novelist Gillian Slovo using material from the interviews she conducted and directed by Nicolas Kent, is the result of many months researching Islamic State, meeting people affected by the organization and involved in the fight against it.

Cast : 10M, 5F, 4U (doubling possible)
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-755-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
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Oberon - 'Verbatim'

Victoria Brittain/Gillian Slovo
"I don't know what crime I am supposed to have committed for which not only I but my wife and children should continually suffer" British detainee Moazzam Begg.

Weaving together personal stories, legal opinion and political debate, Guantanamo: 'Honor Bound to Defend Freedom' looks at the questions surrounding the detentions in Guantanamo Bay, and asks how much damage is being done to Western democratic values during the war on terror.

Cast : 13M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-474-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Riots, The
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Riots, The

Gillian Slovo
The London riots of summer 2011 rocked the UK to its core, scenes like this had not been seen on the streets of the UK for many a year. 

From tweets by taxi drivers, to moment-by-moment accounts by riot police, The Riots builds a real-time picture of the riots as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, The Riots analyses what happened and why it happened.

Astonishing stories and equally astonishing conclusions told by the many voices that have been stirred up by the riots.

A bold panorama of civil disaffection… There is a density of detail that is compelling… both an enthralling discussion and a powerful reminder of the anger boiling up in society today. –  Arts Desk

Cast : 3M, 2F (doubling required)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-199-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB