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Nothing but the Truth

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Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, and the ambiguities of freedom. The play was John Kani’s debut as sole playwright and was first performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Award for best actor and best new South African play. In the same year Kani was also awar ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Wits University Press
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Makubutu Lekota
Jun 24, 2016 Makubutu Lekota rated it it was amazing
This play is sensationalist and it is very disturbing to read, the sexual innuedos and depictions are not appealing at all. The Glossary is very detailed and provided detailed information about the chronological history of South Africa during the 1990's and Post-Apartheid South Africa.

The character definitions between the two females are very good and are easy to follow, the identities of the two male characters, the brothers are very difficult to follow.

It was a privilege to study this play in
how things were at this time in history is amazing. it was not as striking to thought or provoked an internal debate but i must say the play was great compared to the book
Nyakallo Lephoto
Sep 16, 2015 Nyakallo Lephoto rated it liked it
John Kani's Nothing But the Truth is a stage play set duing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission a d tackles issues of forgiveness and justice.

A family saga that explores uncomfortable secrets, past hurts and family bonds is an elegantly told story about a family looking to stay together despite unsavoury past.
Apr 02, 2014 Mweshi rated it it was amazing
John Kani's account of truth, reconciliation and forgiveness made for a profound, thought provoking read and screen play. I love, love this book.
Jul 17, 2015 Palesa rated it it was ok
Short read. Good as a stage production but not much as a book.
Chambers Stevens
Feb 14, 2015 Chambers Stevens rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays
Not my favorite South African play.
I prefer Fugard.
Apr 21, 2016 Sesethu rated it really liked it
I want to read it a heared that its intersting
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Loved it!
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Sephiwe Mduduzi Msiza
Jun 22, 2013 Sephiwe Mduduzi Msiza rated it it was amazing
It's involves too emotions i almost felt like crying.i recommend this as the best book i've ever read ,wow i'm impressed.
I actually saw this as a play rather than read it, but it was a wonderful, revealing, very South African, story.
Moeketsi Nicolaus
Aug 08, 2014 Moeketsi Nicolaus rated it it was amazing
I was even living this book
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