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There are two titles by this name:

(1) A TV Series (1989)

(2) A play by Duma ka Ndlovu (1995).

TV Series (1989)

Play by Duma ka Ndlovu (1995)

The original text

A Kente-style musical melodrama. The play focuses on the lives of nine black women in the Maximum Security prison at Middelburg, each with a tale to tell. (Kruger, 1999, p195.)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1996: Staged at the Windybrow Arts Centre in July/August 1996, directed by Duma ka Ndlovu, with Sophie Mgcina, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Suthukazi Arosi, Thandi Zulu, Lindi Chibi, Baby Cele, Vanessa Jansen and Busi Nake.

1997: Presented by the Windybrow Arts Centre at the Grahamstown Festival in 1997, directed by Duma ka Ndlovu, with Mary Twala, Thandi Zulu, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Baby Cele, Lindiwe Chibi, Suthukazi Arosi, Vanessa Jansen, Sindi Dlathu and Abigail Kubheka. Stage manager Mpho Mataboge. After the festival the production went back to play at the Windybrow Arts Centre in August 1997.


National Arts Festival programme, 1997.

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