The Quiet Violence of Dreams

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The Quiet Violence of Dreams is a 2010 stage play adapted by Ashraf Johaardien from the novel of the same title by K. Sello Duiker.

The original text

The Quiet Violence of Dreams was the second, and last, novel by K. Sello Duiker and it was awarded the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English literature [1] in 2002. The novel features the university student, Tshepo, who begins the novel in a mental hospital, and it tracks his experience as a sex worker at a gay massage parlour that serves mostly white clients. Published by Kwela Books (2001).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2010: Staged at the Artscape Theatre Centre by The Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre Company, directed by Fatima Dike, with Chris Gxalaba, Fikile Mahola, Chiedza Mhende, Richard Lothian, Lee Roodt and Pierre Malherbe. Design by Dicky Longhurst.


Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre Company invitation, 18 September 2010.

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