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  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Metaphors

    R210

    A re-imagining of the fable in terms of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, in a variety of theatrical styles, catalyzing debate and transferring knowledge through humor, satire and drama.

  • Mary and the conqueror

    An imaginary encounter between historical novelist Mary Renault and her hero Alexander the Great, each of them with the same sex life partner , Julie Mullard and Hephais-tion.  Renault and Mullard lived in seaside suburb of Camps Bay in Cape Town.

  • Mooi Street and Other Moves

    R275

    This collection of six plays by South Africa’s leading playwright and actor features works written between 1984 and 1993. The works included are Under the Oaks, Over the Hill, Boo to the Moon, Smallholding, Mooi Street Moves (Vita Playwright of the Year) and The Return of Elvis du Pisanie (winner of the 1992/93 IGI Life Vita Award).

  • My Life and Valley Song

    R120

    My Life is based on the diaries of five South African girls who were growing into womanhood in 1994. The perspective of each young woman on her country and her people is conveyed with a mixture of naivety, exuberance, warmth and humour. A small Karoo town provides the setting for Valley Song, which explores the theme of youth in search of itself, and provides a lyrical metaphor for the new South Africa in which it was set, and has been termed one of Fugard’s most endearing plays.

  • NewFoundLand

    “‘Newfoundland’ contains all the elements and facets which originated in the amphitheatre of the classic Greeks such as ritual, confrontations and the exertions of fate, yet allowing the human being freedom of choice.

  • Nothing but the Truth

    R120

    Nothing but the Truth is a story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, of the perplexities of freedom

  • On Days Such As This

    R120

    From the unusual opening poem (conflating birth with a car crash) to its close (an abandoned suitcase representing an entire lifetime), this book weaves its stories backwards and forwards through time and place

  • Questions for the sea (Paperback)

    R170

    Lyrical, lilting and lachrymose, Stephen Symons’ debut collection of poems fearlessly voyages through the vast and unknowable depths of ocean and adulthood. In sparse, yet gorgeously flowing verse, Symons gives in to the currents of love, war, nostalgia and fatherhood, bringing a new sensitivity to South African poetry; creating a collection infused with an all encompassing awe for the majesty and mystery of the natural world, and humanity’s every changing place in it.

  • Rainbow Scars

    R230

    A white woman brings up the born free black girl in Cape Town suburbia– in the process alienating her from the rest of her township
    family.

  • Saving Water: Poems by Allan Kolski Horwitz

    R100

    These poems cover many different states of mind and situations and are deeply rooted in South Africa but also travel to other continents.

  • Somewhere on the Border

    R150

    Somewhere on the Border was written in exile and was intercepted in the post and banned by the apartheid censors. This one-act version of the play brings the South African Border War back into public discourse and pierces through the armour of silence, secrecy and shame that still surrounds it.

  • Sophiatown

    R120

    Sophiatown was the ‘Chicago of South Africa’, a vibrant community that produced not only gangsters and shebeen queens but leading journalists, writers, musicians and politicians, and gave urban African culture its rhythm and style. This play, based on the life history of Sophiatown, opened at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in February 1986 to great acclaim. The play won the AA Life Vita Award for Playwright of the Year 1985/86. This new edition of the play includes an introduction which sets the work in its historical context.

  • Stanza Poetry No. 12

    R130

    An open space where poetry matters. Stanzas is a quarterly for new poetry to suit all moods. It provides a platform for established and emerging poets to share their most recent work and affirm poetry’s important place in our lives. “The sound must seem an echo of the sense.”

  • Stanza Poetry No. 29

    R130

    Stanzas publishes new and translated poems in English, and reviews of new collections published in South Africa. It provides a platform for both established and emerging poets to share their recent work and so affirm the place in our lives.

  • Stanza Poetry No. 7

    R130

    “…think of the caterpillar as the poet, and think of the chrysalis as the book, and think of the butterfly as what happens when the reader can act with the poem.” – Margaret Atwood

     

  • Stanzas Poetry No. 30

    R120

    “For him [Milan Kundera], the novel was the highest form of aesthetic endeavor, a kind of anti-scripture representing the sensibility of  the individual, containing “an outlook, a wisdom, a position… that would rule out identification with any politics, any religion, any ideology, any moral doctrine, any group.” – David Samuels