In 1972, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, written by Athol Fugard in collaboration with actors John Kani and Winston Nsthona, was first performed, under Fugard’s direction, at The Space in Cape Town, South Africa. The dark comedy depicts life when the passbook is the symbol of black existence in a dominating white South African society. Premiering on Broadway in repertory with The Island in 1974, the controversial work won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Kani and Ntshona shared the Tony Award for Best Actor. TCG issued a reprint of Statements in 1987 and has since published 13 books by Fugard.
First TCG Edition: 1986