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Kani, John

Works: 104 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 7,653 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Wildlife films  Animal films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Speaker, Editor, Restager , Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Scenarist, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Kani
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,273 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 : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The island by Athol Fugard( Book )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 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
White lion by Michael Swan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 577 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
Sizwe Bansi is dead ; and, the island by Athol Fugard( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and German and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Iago plots to ruin Othello by planting the seeds of jealousy in his mind
Master Harold-- and the boys( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young white man's frustration with the return home of his alcoholic, handicapped father turns into racist viciousness against the two black men who work for the family
A dry white season by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 419 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
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 412 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
Wild ocean : an epic underwater struggle for survival( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 264 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
Nothing but the truth by John Kani( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Nov. 29, 2003
Final solution by Crown Video( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 154 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 126 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
The bird can't fly( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 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
Othello( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial and powerful interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy; performed before a multi-racial audience in South Africa
Sizwe Bansi is dead by Athol Fugard( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 83 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 ghost and the darkness by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men attempting to lead a railroad building project in Africa in 1896 battle against a fierce lion that is killing their workers
Missing by John Kani( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Missing is the story of Robert Khalipa, an ANC [African National Congress] cadre living in exile, who is very senior in the Organisation but is ... almost forgotten in Sweden. ... Robert and his family are faced with the challenges of a South Africa that has changed radically from the one he remembers from more than thirty years ago. The government, in his opinion, does not seem to uphold the principles enshrined in the Freedom Charter. There is also conflict within his own family."--Page 4 of cover
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Statements : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The island
Alternative Names
John Kani acteur sud-africain

John Kani acteur uit Zuid-Afrika

John Kani actor sud-africà

John Kani actor sudafricano

John Kani South African actor

John Kani südafrikanischer Schauspieler, Dramatiker und Theaterregisseur

Kani, Bonsile John 1943-

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English (173)

German (2)

A dry white seasonConversations with myselfNothing but the truthFinal solutionThe ghost and the darkness