A Season of Locusts
The original text
The play presents a "metaphoric interrogation of the postapartheid South African society and the values it lives by". "Locusts are creatures known for their ferocious appetite. That -is the metaphor for the kind of a society we live in. "This is the story of wealth accumulation at the expense of the broader population. It is also about greed and rampant materialism that characterises South Africa after the end of apartheid.
A Season of Locusts is the story of man who is trying to reconnect with his past by trying to do the things that his late grandmother used to and to live by the principles and values that she taught him.
Diamond Field Advertiser, 25 March 2011.
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