Gladys Thomas

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Gladys Thomas (19*-) Poet and playwright.


Born and grew up in the Cape Flats, in Cape Town.




Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Her play Avalon Court: Dramatic Scenes on the Cape Flats won the 1990 Betrams V.O. Literary Award and was published by Skotaville Publishers in 1992. Her poetry published in Cry Rage! (with James Matthews – SPROCAS, 1972, banned by the Apartheid authorities ) and her children’s poetry in Spotty Dog (Skotaville, 1989). *

A programme for From the townships 1: two plays by Gladys Thomas: Now we are not alone anymore and David and Diana, with reviews of the plays from the Cape Times of 17.5.1974, The Argus of 21.5.1974 and The Fish Hoek Echo of June 1974

Awards, etc

Albert and Gladys Thomas, winners of a medal from the Cape Tercentenary Foundatlon for their contribution to cultural work in the community, 2000.


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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