Black South African Women
An Anthology of Plays
Edited by Kathy Perkins
Routledge – 1998 – 192 pages
This is the first anthology to focus exclusively on the lives of Black South African women. This collection represents the work of both female and male writers, including national and international award-winning playwrights. The collection includes six full-length and four one-act plays, as well as interviews with the writers, who candidly discuss the theatrical and political situation in the new South Africa. Written before and after apartheid, the plays present varying approaches and theatrical styles from solo performances to collective creations.
The plays dramatise issues as diverse as:
* women's rights
* displacement from home
* violence against women
* the struggle to keep families together
* racial identity
* education in the old and new South Africa
* and health care.
'Theatre studies and women's studies courses will be the richer for this anthology which helps to address the social and cultural invisibility of South African women.' - Elaine Aston, New Theatre Quarterly