The Girl Who Killed to Save (Nongquase the Liberator)
An English play by H.I.E. Dhlomo.
The original text
It was first published by Lovedale Press in 1935 (with the quaint spelling of her name as "Nongquase") and was the first published play in English by a black writer in South Africa. It was republished in the collection H.I.E Dhlomo: Collected Works (Eds. Tim Cousins and Nic Visser) by Ravan Press in 1985.
After 1994 it has become customary to use uNongqawuse, a "corrected" form of her name, in the title to Dhlomo's play, which now often reads: uNongqawuse: The Girl Who Killed to Save, or The Girl Who Killed to Save (uNongqawuse the Liberator).
South African productions
Andrew Offenburger: The Xhosa Cattle-killing Movement
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