New Book | MAMA MUDU’S CHILDREN By Masitha Hoeane | Tragi-comedy

ISBN 9780992236380
Pages: 100
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Published 2017
Publisher: African Perspectives, South Africa
Format: Paperback

A South African post-freedom tragi-comedy.

The community of Edladleni strives to come to terms with itself in post-freedom South Africa as they swim against the tide of the survival imperative and myriad of thwarted expectations. The journeys of characters embody a tussle with the slide from deprivation, xenophobia, crime, disintegration of the family unit, alienation from self and community, negativity, and self-corroding bitterness. Yet even in the depths of despair, redemption remains possible in the resort to Ubuntu-human values, community spirit and environmental activism.

About the Author

Masitha Hoeane holds a Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees in Theatre Studies from Leeds University (UK). He also holds an MA in African Literature from the University of Nairobi. A playwright and community theatre specialist, Dr Hoeane has also been a College of Education Principle; Dean of Students (Wits Technikon - UJ); Dean of Students (VUT); former head of UP Arts (UP) and has extensive experiences as lecturer in English and Theatre Studies.