Have You Seen Zandile?

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by Gcina Mhlope, Maralin Vanrenen and Thembi Mtshali. An autobiographical play utilizing Mhlope’s memories, songs and narratives about her rural youth, to explore the aspirations, secrets and sorrows of young rural women.

The original text

First published by Methuen in 1988, later anthologised in many collections. Published by University of Natal Press, also in Black South African Women: an anthology of plays by Skotaville and Routledge.

Performance history in South Africa

1986: First performed in 1986, Vanrenen directing Mhlope and Mtshali.

Performance history abroad

1987: Presented during the Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse Theatre. The production earned the "Fringe Firsts" award 1987: "award of outstanding new production to Gcina Mhlophe, Thembi Mtshali and Maralin Vanrenen for Have you seen Zandile? presented at the Traverse Theatre".


Framed award certificate held by NELM Location: Framed items [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2010. 38. 13. 4. 4. 3.

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