1st Edition

Beyond The Echoes of Soweto

By Matsemela Manaka, Geoffrey V. Davis Copyright 1997

    First Published in 2004. This volume presents a representative selection from the work of one of the most innovative of the younger generation of South African dramatists, Matsemela Manaka, who productions have been acclaimed not inly in is home country but also tour in Europe and America. Includes are the Egoli, Pula and Children of Asazi, Toro and Goree. Each play has been edited with the particular needs of readers outside South Africa in mind; unfamiliar references have been annotated and African-language passages in the texts provides with English translation. To facilitate a comprehensive view of Manaka's work a number of his essays on the practice of 'theatre for social reconstruction' have been reprinted along with a long introduction by Geoffrey V. Davies.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Theatre of the Dispossessed, Matsemela Manaka, James Mthoba, Joe Rahube; Chapter 2 Egoli; Chapter 3 Pula; Chapter 4 Blues Me, Matsemela Manaka; Chapter 5 Children of Asazi; Chapter 6 Toro; Chapter 7 Goree; Chapter 8 Afterword, John Kani;


    Matsemela Manaka. Edited by Geoffrey V, Davis who is a lecturer at the Institut fur Anglistik, Reheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen Germany.