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Dance of the La Gumas

Dance of the La Gumas

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This year we celebrate the centenary of Alex La Guma’s birthday. But who was this literary genius who was hounded, tortured and driven from his home country? Who won countless awards all over the world? Who lies buried in the Heroes Acre of a Cuban cemetery? Starring Elton Landrew and Rehane Abrahams, Dance of The La Gumas, tells the remarkable story of a heritage that was almost buried by the bannings and exile of the apartheid state. La Guma’s writing is brought to life with elegance and style by playwrights Basil Appollis and Sylvia Vollenhoven. It’s a powerful love story that combines the gentility of dance or poetry, brutal torture and exotic global adventures with equal ease.
Apartheid carved a hole in the heart of South African literature. Alex La Guma strides into that gap with the force of a Colossus. But who was this literary genius who was hounded, tortured and driven from his home country? Who won countless awards all over the world? Who lies buried in the Heroes Acre of a Cuban cemetery? Starring Rehane Abrahams and Elton Landrew, Dance of the La Gumas, tells the remarkable story of a heritage that was almost buried by the bannings and exile of the apartheid state. The tentacles of that brutality reach right into our lives in the 21st Century. The vivid memories, evocative stories and harrowing experiences of La Guma’s writing is brought to life with elegance and style by playwrights Sylvia Vollenhoven and Basil Appollis. Throughout this compelling tale is a powerful love story that combines the gentility of dance or poetry, brutal torture and exotic global adventures with equal ease.

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