Story told in 3 forms, music, storytelling, and art exhibition. Azania recently published as a book.
The play’s open speech quotes the words of Paul Mashal in one of Tom Feelings book. “The Psychological and spiritual journey that we must take back into the past in order to move forward. She said deal with it if you want to create a future that really reflect you”
Bantu Africa takes us on his personal journey that starts in the late 1980’s, after unbearable thought of losing his family from an angry mob that burn down his family house suspecting his father of whistle blowing for the apartheid government. Bantu a man in no politics or any revolution struggle focusing on working for his daughter, 1993 returns home and find his 14-year-old daughter missing. Entering new South Africa still searching and longing for his daughter.
This music meets storytelling production is a winner of INSIKA MAN’S FESTIVAL 2018 at KCAP, where adjudicators were Mondli Makhoba, Wiseman Mncube and Thokozani Zulu. 2019 it was part of Durban Playhouse CAF under the eyes of Matjamela Motloung and Musa Hlatshwayo. 2020 it was nominated best production, best actor, and best script on ZABALAZA THEATRE FESTIVAL, curated by Mndu Kweyama, Bongile Matsayi. Later it was invited to be part of PLAYHOUSE NEW STAGES Festival and funded to be staged at STABLE THEATRE by NAC pesp grant. Now is published as a book.