105 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012
In this play, set in a Johannesburg public park in 2006, South African writer, painter and music composer Zakes Mda explores the situation of women and children in a patriarchal society.
Includes "Of Voices and Visions", an introduction by Sarah Roberts, and an interview with Mda by Pat Tucker.
"'Our Lady of Benoni' teems with anecdote and incident, pulses with desire and frustration, juxtaposes disparate cultural norms, and plays exuberantly with fantasies and truths that cluster around the subject of virginity." Sarah Roberts, Skye Chair of Dramatic Arts, University of the Witwatersrand
Zakes Mda is also the author of the novels "Black Diamond", "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), and "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers Prize), the plays, "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award), and a memoir, "Sometimes There is a Void".