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Ikasi and Other Plays

by Gha-Makhulu Diniso
With an Introduction by Adrienne Sichel

Ikasi and other Plays is a collection of three one person plays; the first two, Ikasi and Igazi, were written and performed by him in the early 1990’s; the third, Ekbog, is a product of the more recent period.

As critic Adrienne Sichel notes, “His theatre is best described as a theatre of defiance for many of the evils he satirizes relate to both the Apartheid regime and to the New South Africa: governmental and corporate arrogance and corruption facilitating a morass of greed and individualism at both a personal and public level”.

The language and techniques used are popular and surreal in equal measure; importantly Diniso has remained true to his native community, Sharpeville, a highly politicized township co-habiting uneasily with Vereeniging, well known as a conservative white town, some hundred kilometres south of Johannesburg.


ISBN 9780981406855
Pages 56
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2008
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback