56pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Winner of the Best Production Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival 2020.
"First Accused subverts the story of domestic abuse by focusing on the agency of three women and their attempt to protect themselves from their abusers. Chains hung from the stage provided compelling visual symbols which compounded the feeling of foreboding and stasis that ran through the piece." Faye Kabali-Kagwa, cultural curator
Mava Silumko was born in East London and grew up in Cape Town. His other plays include Dear Diary, Ukuba Ndandisazi and Siyanyanzela. In 2017 he won the Most Outstanding Artist award at the Zabalaza Theatre Festival. In 2018 he formed his own company, Silumko Theatre Company.