Toro: The African Dream

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Toro: The African Dream is a 1987 play by Matsemela Manaka (1955-1998).

The original text

Published in Beyond the Echoes of Soweto: Five Plays by Matsemela Manaka (1997).

Performance history in South Africa

1987: A production of the play premiered at the Laager on 26 October, featuring dancers drawn from the Soyikwa Dance Project.


Davis, Geoffrey V. 2003. p. 174.

Andile Xaba. 2021. 'Collective memory and the construction of a historical narrative, analysis and interpretation of selected Soweto-based community plays (1984–1994)'. Unpublished PhD thesis.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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