WorldCat Identities

Kani, John

Works: 92 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 6,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Animal films  Musical films  Wildlife films  History  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Speaker, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Kani
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Most widely held works by John Kani
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 851 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 )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lion by Michael Swan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African boy named Gisani finds himself destined to protect a rare and magnificent white lion cub named Letsatsi who is cast from his pride and is forced to survive on his own. After many perilous adventures young Letsatsi befriends Nkulu, an older lion who teaches him how to survive in the harsh African wilderness. With Nkulu's help, Letsatsi grows from a young and naive lion cub into a magnificent adult. But before he can take his rightful place as the real lion king, Letsatsi must then face his greatest challenge, a trophy hunter, for whom legends are worthless and rare skins priceless
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and German and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy, in which Iago plots to ruin Othello by planting the seeds of doubt in his mind regarding Desdemona's fidelity
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 415 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 )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 414 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
The bird can't fly( Visual )

3 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
Nothing but the truth by John Kani( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New Brighton, South Africa, 63-year-old librarian Sipho Makhaya prepares for the return of the ashes of his brother Themba, recently deceased while in exile in London. Nothing but the truth is a gripping investigation into the complex dynamic 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
Sizwe Bansi is dead by Athol Fugard( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 84 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
Statements : Sizwe Bansi is dead and the island : two workshop productions by Athol Fugard( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More market plays( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 57 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
Statements : [three plays] by Athol Fugard( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 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
The ghost and the darkness by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 37 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
Statements : Sizwe Bansi is dead, the island by Athol Fugard( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.14 for The ghost ... to 1.00 for Othello, P ...)

A dry white season
Alternative Names
John Kani acteur sud-africain

John Kani acteur uit Zuid-Afrika

John Kani South African actor

John Kani südafrikanischer Schauspieler, Dramatiker und Theaterregisseur

Kani, Bonsile John 1943-


English (95)

German (3)

French (1)

A dry white seasonStatements : [three plays]The ghost and the darknessStatements : Sizwe Bansi is dead, the island