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Welcome to SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

Vol.4. No.1. October - December 2010

 


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Shakespeare in Mzansi: A South African Perspective

The SLQ Interview with MINKY SCHLESINGER

 

By Tinashe Mushakavanhu

 

Can Shakespeare be adapted to South Africa today, speak to the hearts of South Africans about South Africans? The answer to this question is yes. In 2008 the Gauteng Film Commission of South Africa in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) produced Shakespeare stories. Shakespearean plays centre on universal themes of love, politics, power, religion, race and these are themes that affect everyone wherever they may be. 

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Reminiscences: Interview with Aminatta Forna

 

By Uche Peter Umez

 

Aminatta Forna was barely 10 when her father — a doctor and popular former cabinet minister — was visited by the state secret police. They’d come to arrest him. His position against dictatorship was uncompromising; an unflagging democrat. A year later Mohammed Forna was executed for treason by a government decidedly bent on quashing every opposition and overturning democracy. The award-winning book, The Devil that Danced on the Water, is Aminatta's gripping account of childhood, the stormy days of post-colonial statehood, the events that presaged the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone , and the acceptance of her father’s murder.  Continue reading>

 

 

 

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