Dark Voices Ring

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Dark Voices Ring is a play by Zakes Mda (1948-).

The original text

A short play about the rebellion against the among rural workers in Southern Africa. Written while the author was still at school. First published in S'ketsh' 1979, later the collection We Shall Sing for the Fatherland and Other Plays, Ravan Press, 1980. Also published in The Plays of Zakes Mda by Ravan in 1990.

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Performance history in South Africa

1979: First performed professionally as double bill with We Shall Sing for the Fatherland at the People's Space (Cape Town), 1979, and co-directed by Rob Amato and Nomhle Nkonyeni with the following cast: Nomhle Nkonyeni, Nkos'omzi Ngcukana and Sam Phillips.


Zakes Mda. 1980. We Shall Sing for the Fatherland and Other Plays, Johannesburg: Ravan Press.

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