Job Mava

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by Don Maclennan in collaboration with the Ikhwezi Players. A fine one-act play, it is an existentialist re-reading of the biblical story of Job, with the difference that Job Mava does not suffer in silence or patiently, but eventually learns that suffering is inescapable and must be borne by each man, no matter who he might think himself to be. First written and performed in 1972/3, it was first published in Staffrider Vol. 3 No. 4, December 1980/January 1981. (See Gosher, 1988.)

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