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David Boeri interviews South African exile Teko Manong
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[Teko Manong]
Original Airdate: 6/21/1990

Length: 00:03:37
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that Teko Manong (author and playwright) is a South African exile who has been living in the US for thirty years. Boeri notes that Manong was jailed in South Africa for anti-apartheid activities. Boeri reports that Manong escaped from prison and fled to England and then to the US. Boeri interviews Manong. Manong talks about apartheid in South Africa and his participation in the defiance campaign and the potato boycott in South Africa in the 1950s. Manong talks about Nelson Mandela. Manong tells Boeri that his plays have received little critical recognition or success in the US. Manong says that his time in exile has been wasted. Manong says that he does not want to return to South Africa because he does not trust white South Africans. Boeri reports that black playwrights like Manong have found little success with US audiences. He notes that Manong has been supporting himself by working in the kitchen of a local restaurant. Boeri adds that Manong represents the thwarted hopes of many black South Africans. Boeri's report includes footage of Manong working in the kitchen of a restaurant.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 7352   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106847 
VHS cassette 106820 
digital betacam cassette 106864 
Betacam cassette 106865 

Subject : Keywords

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Mandela, Nelson
Manong, Teko

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Television

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