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Emgxobhozweni is a play in isiXhosa by B.B. Mkonto. In the play the author attempts to deal with the theme of assertion and heirdom. The main protagonist, No-ankile, crosses swords with her stepdaughter, Nomonde, who tries to thwart all attempts of the former to gain control of the family.

The original text

Published by Vivlia Publishers, 1993.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1996: A performance of the play at the Nico Theatre opening 6 May 1996 was directed by Mavis Taylor. The cast: Nomkhita Bavuma (No-ankile), Theo Vilakazi (Vakele), Zoliswa Kawe (Nomnode), Vukile Handula (Phindile), Mziyana Lavisa (Vusinja), Mantwa Cekiso (Sizeka) and others.


Emgxobhozweni theatre programme.

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