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What Remains - A Play In One Act (Paperback) Loot Price: R137
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What Remains - A Play In One Act (Paperback)

Nadia Davids

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On a still, cool day in the east of a city by the sea, three sounds only: a bulldozer’s engine, a forgotten song, a canon that tells the time. Behind the bulldozer, a sign: Luxury Mall Coming Soon. As the vehicle moves in to the clear ground, it strikes at something unexpected…

What Remains is a fusion of text, dance and movement to tell a story about the unexpected uncovering of a slave burial ground in Cape Town, the archaeological dig that follows and a city haunted by the memory of slavery. When the bones emerge from the ground, everyone in the city – slave descendants, archaeologists, citizens, property developers – is forced to reckon with a history sometimes remembered, sometimes forgotten.

Loosely based on the events at Prestwich Place, What Remains is a path between memory and magic, the uncanny and the known, waking and dreaming. Four figures – The Archaeologist, The Healer, The Dancer and The Student – move between bones and books, archives and madness, paintings and protest, as they struggle to reconcile the past with the now.


Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Nadia Davids
Dimensions: 190 x 120 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-77614-277-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Fiction - adults
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
LSN: 1-77614-277-2
Barcode: 9781776142774

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