Fools, Bells, and the Habit of Eating: Three Satires

Fools, Bells, and the Habit of Eating: Three Satires

by Zakes Mda
     
 

ISBN-10: 1868143775

ISBN-13: 9781868143771

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press


Cupidity, corruption and conciliation are the themes of the three plays in this collection: The Mother of all Eating, a one-hander, with its central character a corrupt Lesotho official, is a grinding satire on materialism in which the protagonist gets his come-uppance. You Fool, How Can the Sky Fall? is an unbridled study in grotesquerie,

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Cupidity, corruption and conciliation are the themes of the three plays in this collection: The Mother of all Eating, a one-hander, with its central character a corrupt Lesotho official, is a grinding satire on materialism in which the protagonist gets his come-uppance. You Fool, How Can the Sky Fall? is an unbridled study in grotesquerie, reflecting a belief, traceable throughout Mda’s work, that government by those who inherit a revolution is almost inevitably, in the first decade or two, hijacked by the smart operators. The Bells of Amersfoort, with its graphic portrayal of the isolation imposed by exile, picks up on the themes of the other two plays but adds to them the concept of "healing," both of the soul and of the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781868143771
Publisher:
Witwatersrand University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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