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.
|Dimensions||210 x 148mm|
|Publisher||Botsotso Publishing, South Africa|