College of Humanities

UKZN Drama Students in Action at National Arts Festival

A group of UKZN Drama students – under the supervision of visiting academic from the University of Missouri in the United States Professor Niyi Coker – performed the acclaimed Broadway production: A Raisin in the Sun, at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (NAF).

A Raisin in the Sun, which debuted in 1959is the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. The play is a critical cultural document that examines race matters in the United States and how racially oppressive circumstances can, and do, thwart dreams. It also explores the invisible internal struggles that exist within family structures and in homes in reaction to these oppressive external factors.

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