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Happy Natives

Upcoming performance by the department of African Studies HU

Greig Coetzee's Happy Natives provides a poignant display of the complexity of post-Apartheid South African society. First staged in 2002, Happy Natives follows the question of a South African post-Apartheid identity, displaying the complex issues surrounding the quest for an individual identity in a country which desperately tries to live up to the promise of the 'Rainbow Nation'. Coetzee relies on the reproduction and subsequent deconstruction of common stereotypes in a bid to unmask and ridicule the often one-sided perceptions of identities predominant in the South African society. Written about ten years after the end of Apartheid, the play is still as relevant as it was in 2002 (text by Lea Artmeyer).

Happy Natives
Directed Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong
20th and 21th February 2015
17:00 – 19:00, John Kunkeler - Kunstfabrik Schlot
Invalidenstrasse 117, 10115 Berlin


Pepetual Mforbe
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
Tel.: 030 2093-66022