WorldCat Identities

Kani, John

Overview
Works: 94 works in 255 publications in 4 languages and 6,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  History  War films  Television plays  Filmed plays  Made-for-TV movies  Wildlife films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Speaker, Performer, Editor, Contributor, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Kani
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 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"--Container
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 871 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
White lion by Michael Swan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 579 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 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master Harold-- and the boys by Athol Fugard( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 478 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 417 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 )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 410 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
Othello( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Othello is a controversial and powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy ... "
Wild ocean an epic underwater struggle for survival( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 272 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 our invaluable ecological resources. Hope is alive on the Wild Coast where Africa meets the sea
Final solution by Crown Video( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 161 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
Othello( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial and powerful interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy; performed before a multi-racial audience in South Africa
The bird can't fly( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 125 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 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and German and held by 98 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
Sizwe Bansi is dead by Athol Fugard( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of the play by Athol Fugard, 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 : [three plays] by Athol Fugard( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 63 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
More market plays( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but the truth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 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 grass is singing by Michael Raeburn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages 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 )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 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
 
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A dry white season
Alternative Names
John Kani acteur uit Zuid-Afrika

John Kani South African actor

John Kani südafrikanischer Schauspieler, Dramatiker und Theaterregisseur

Kani, Bonsile John 1943-

Languages
English (127)

German (3)

French (3)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Conversations with myselfFinal solutionStatements : [three plays]The ghost and the darkness