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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Man of Good Hope’

Isango Company Members in 'A Man of Good Hope' - photo by Keith Pattison

In one of the show's most emblematic moments, Asad's friends recoil when he sticks to his principles and accepts a cup of tea from a woman of what they see as an inferior clan. This operatic true tale from South Africa of a Somali refugee's harrowing journey of survival resonates ringingly in today's Europe and America. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola

When two people from completely different cultures fall in love, you can expect misunderstandings and culture clashes, but when those people come from South Africa, one of the most divided and diverse countries on the planet, be assured that disaster and hilarity will ensue. Fanie Fourie (Eduan van Jaarsveldt) is in a pickle. His brother’s wedding is looming and to ... Read More »