Original Airdate: 6/21/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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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.
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