Land van Skedels

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Land van Skedels ("land of skeletons") is an Afrikaans play by Nicola Hanekom.

The original text

The work is a highly audio-visual experiential piece about the Anglo-Boer War, and specifically about the experiences of women in the British concentration camps. The work has been described by critic Nico Luwes[1] as constituting a ritual about the cruelty and horror that war enacts on a dehumanized humanity, a work relevant to all countries steeped in warfare.

The text published by Protea Boekhuis in 2015.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2013: Performed to acclaim at Aardklop, directed by with [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]], [[]],

2014: Performed at the KKNK Festival.


Marisa Keuris. 2018. Nicola Hanekom's Land van skedels – A Remembrance of Things Past and Present, Journal of Literary Studies (Volume 34- Issue 3: pp. 1-15). [2]

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