0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism

Buy Now

King Kong: Our Knot Of Time & Music - A Personal Memoir Of South Africa's Legendary Musical (Paperback) Loot Price: R217
Discovery Miles 2 170
You Save: R51 (19%)
  • This item is a special order that could take a long time to obtain.

King Kong: Our Knot Of Time & Music - A Personal Memoir Of South Africa's Legendary Musical (Paperback): Pat Williams

King Kong: Our Knot Of Time & Music - A Personal Memoir Of South Africa's Legendary Musical (Paperback)

Pat Williams

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R268 Loot Price R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 You Save R51 (19%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

On 2 February 1959, a musical about the life and times of heavyweight boxing star Ezekiel Dhlamini (known as 'King Kong') opened in Johannesburg to a packed audience that included Nelson Mandela. King Kong was not just South Africa's first ever musical, but one that grew out of a collaboration between black people and white, and showcased an all-black cast.

It was an instant hit, bursting through the barriers of apartheid and eventually playing to 200,000 South Africans of every colour before transferring to London's West End. Pat Williams, the show's lyricist, was at the time an apolitical young woman trying to free herself from the controls and prejudices of the genteel white society in which she lived. Here she recounts her experience of growing up in a divided South Africa, her involvement in the musical, and its lasting impact both on herself and on the show's cast, many of whom went on to find international fame, like South African jazz legends Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. Her memoir takes the story up to the present day.

It is both a vivid evocation of a troubled time and place as well as a celebration of a joyous production, in which a group of young people came together in South Africa's dark times - to create a show which still lives on today.

General

Imprint: Granta Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2017
Authors: Pat Williams
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-84627-653-8
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > Musical theatre
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
Books > Local Author Showcase > Sport & Leisure
LSN: 1-84627-653-5
Barcode: 9781846276538

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners