Too Late

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Too Late is a one-act play by Gibson Kente.

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At first banned and then unbanned, it was Kente’s only published play, and one of only three that he wrote dealing directly with political themes. A melodramatic musical play with political undertones in the township style, on the death of Ntanana, a crippled girl through brutal police action and apartheid bureaucracy.

Excerpts published in S'ketsh' (1975) and the play was published in South African People’s Plays (Ed. Robert Kavanagh), 1981 (Heinemann).

Performance history in South Africa

First performed in 1974.


Tribute to Gibson Kente by Melvin Whitebooi, Die Burger, 4 December 2004.

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