A CONTENDED SPACE, the theatre of Gibson Mtutuzeli Kente

: Kavanagh (R.)

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427pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2016


An assessment of South African dramatist, choreographer and composer Gibson Kente's work in South Africa from the 1950s until his death in 2004.

Author, cultural activist and academic Robert Malcolm McLaren (aka Robert Mshengu Kavanagh) was active in 'majority theatre' with the South African theatre group Workshop '71 between 1970 and 1976, and later in Zimbabwe with the theatre group Zambuko/Izibuko. He had personal experience of Kente's theatre and wrote about his work in the theatre magazine, 'S'ketch', which he helped to found and edit.