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Kani, John

Works: 92 works in 264 publications in 3 languages and 6,974 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  Television adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Speaker, Contributor, Recipient, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 822
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Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny. Set in contemporary times
Statements : [three plays] by Athol Fugard( Book )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sizwe Bansi Is Dead reveals the perversities of human identity in a country where a man is equal to his passbook. The Island celebrates the strength of man's connection to man, even within the dehumanizing confines of a prison cell on Robben Island. Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act depicts the shattering of two lives under the harsh glare of South Africa's miscegenation laws."--Publisher description
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers
Sizwe Bansi is dead ; and, the island by Athol Fugard( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Master Harold-- and the boys by Athol Fugard( Visual )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Summary: Set in a tea room in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1950, Hally lashes out against the two black men, Willie and Sam who work for the family, after he learns of his alcoholic father's release from the hospital."
Othello ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Othello is a controversial and powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy ... "
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rising from political prisoner to the presidency of post-apartheid South Africa, Nelson Mandela is often a subject of inspiration. Here, with decades of preparation, Mandela offers insight on his long imprisonment, his years as president, and beyond. Part biography, part philosophy, Conversations with myself gives listeners an opportunity to delve into the mind and soul of one of history's most endearing leaders
A dry white season by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teacher Ben du Toit sees himself as a caring and just person. When his gardener's son is beaten up by police at a demonstration by black children, he sees that society is built on a foundation of prejudice
Wild ocean an epic underwater struggle for survival ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures one of nature's greatest migration spectacles. Plunge into an underwater feeding frenzy amidst the dolphins, sharks, whales, gannerts, seals and billions of fish. Celebrates the animals that now depend on us to survive and the efforts by local people to protect this invaluable ecological resourse. Hope is alive on the Wild Coast where Africa meets the sea
Final solution ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The indoctrination of Garrit is complete. Under the eye of prominent members of the government and military, he develops a diabolical plan to rid South Africa of its "black danger". Then he meets two people who change his life: Celeste, an open-minded college student and Peter, a pastor who challengs Gerritt's prejudice. When he realizes that he is wrong, he seeks reconciliation between whites and blacks
Nothing but the truth by John Kani( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Nov. 29, 2003
The bird can't fly ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melody returns home to Fairlands for the funeral of her estranged daughter June. But the town has almost disappeared under the encroaching desert. She also has to confront the fact she has a 10-year-old grandson, River, whose existence she knew nothing about. Melody decides to take River away with her but he is resistant. He has worked out an ambitious plan to survive by breeding the ostriches he and his mother used to feed
Sizwe Bansi is dead by Athol Fugard( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of the play by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona entitled Sizwe Bansi is dead. Preceding and following the play Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee express views on the play's theme, the struggle for human dignity in apartheid-ruled South Africa
Othello a critical guide ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A controversial and powerful interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy; performed before a multi-racial audience in South Africa
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
More market plays ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grass is singing by Michael Raeburn( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a desperately independent city-bred woman who gives up the comfort of her cosmopolitan life she's accustomed to for the sake of her man and eventual husband. Joining her husband in the African countryside where he is trying to make his way, but is unprepared to deal with the reality of country living. Gradually farm life begins to unnverve her, and in a grippling series of events she loses her self-control and becomes sexually involved with another man
The ghost and the darkness by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lions on a man-eating rampage have shut down the construction of a railway in 1896 East Africa. The beasts hunt together, showing no fear of man or fire. What's more, they're killing for sport rather than for food--and they have an almost supernatural knack for knowing what traps await them. Big-game hunter Remington and construction engineer Patterson set out to stop these unstoppable monsters. But, in this astonishing tale of man against beast, the hunters become the hunted
Earth's oceans triple feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the world's oceans; discover amazing undersea creatures and sights. Includes bonus features
Nothing but the truth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The complex dynamics between those blacks who remained in South Africa and risked their lives to lead the struggle against apartheid and those who returned victoriously after living in exile"--Container
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Kani, Bonsile John 1943-
English (145)
German (1)
French (1)