Focusing on the analyses of two exemplary South African plays - Ubu and the Truth Commission, and Nothing But the Truth - this essay explores how the country has been negotiating its traumatic past through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These plays use dramatic performance to challenge and expose some weaknesses of the TRC - regarding, in particular, the concepts of truth, amnesty, and reconciliation - suggesting the necessity to keep the dialogue about the past open.
|Number of pages
|Commonwealth Essays and Studies
|Published - Sept 2015