Our second episode of the pilot series presents the play Swan Song by Buhle Ngaba, directed by Ilana Cilliers and performed by Buhle Ngaba, with composition by Ilana Cilliers.
The play is followed by an interview with writer Buhle Ngaba and special guest Naledi Majola.
There is an ancient belief that swans burst into song with their final breath. Set in a tiny box flat in Johannesburg, Swan Song is a coming of age tale, tracing the journey of a young Tswana woman from Taung born with a winged scapula, a symbol that mirrors a constant struggle for belonging, of home.
This episode is hosted by Lily McLeish and Josephine Starte, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.
The play: 01:46
Interview with Buhle Ngaba: 24:50
Interview with Naledi Majola: 1:05:40
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