South African Drama and Theatre from Pre-colonial Times to the 1990s: An Alternative Reading

by Mzo Sirayi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/9/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 209
ISBN : 9781477120828
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 209
ISBN : 9781477120835
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 209
ISBN : 9781477120842

About the Book

Mzo Sirayi has embarked on a highly impressive and daring enterprise with the
unfl inching boldness of a scholar who is driven by a passionate pursuit to set the
record straight. He manages to pull no punches and make no apologies by being true
to his convictions, especially within the context of a new South Africa. The book
adopts a largely historicized, critical and analytical perspective, which strikingly
approximates that of postcolonial theory.
— Owen Seda
This new and authoritative book is an excellent addition to the few existing books
on black South African drama and theatre. South African Drama and Th eatre from
Pre-colonial Times to 1990s: An Alternative Reading takes the reader on a tour of
the indigenous as well as the modern South African theatre zones. The chapters
reverberate with echoes of Africanisation and rock on renaissance waves. This exciting
and stimulating book is transparently readable, accessible and is of inestimable value
to academics and general readers.
— Patrick Ebewo

About the Author

Mzo Sirayi, PhD, is professor of drama and cultural policy at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. Currently, he is the executive dean of the Faculty of the Arts in the same university. He is the author of many accredited articles, chapters in books and books. He has also presented many papers in local and international conferences. He has served as a national and local cultural policy consultant. Mzo and his wife, Lindy and their two children, Inathi and Luvo stay in Pretoria, South Africa.