The Return

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The Return is a play by Fatima Dike about the clash between Traditional African family values and the aspirations of the young generation, in which a young African man returns from the USA with an Afro-American wife.

The Return is also the working title of The Dying Screams of the Moon by Zakes Mda.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2008: First performed at the Artscape Arena, 2008, as part of the 4th Artscape Spring Drama Season, directed by Roy Sergeant starring Nomhle Nkonyeni, Mzwakhe "Sticks" Mdidimba, Pakamisa Zwedala, Roshina Ratnam, Thozama Mxoli.


Cape Times, 18 November 2008.

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