: Conrad (A.) et al

R 265.00
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86pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017


Collaboratively written by the original cast in response to the 2015 and 2016 South African #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student protests, "The Fall" documents the experiences of seven activists within the movement.

“With all the images of violence in the media, it can be easy to lose sight of what sustains the journey that began with Rhodes. The Fall takes back the narrative and invites the audience to look beyond the headlines and to see the real human stories. It is a powerfully acted play, a profoundly complex and moving portrait of students’ struggle to free themselves from the burden of the historical legacy they have inherited.” Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

“The Fall epitomises the pivotal role that the arts can play in building a society and recording history in the making...There is indeed a new world to be won in South Africa and these young actors are at the forefront of the battle.” Tracey Saunders, Cape Times

“…an insightful must for anyone who wants to understand just what the students are thinking and why things have things have turned violent.” Theresa Smith, Cape Argus