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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Summary

This section of the play is set in the photography shop of a young black man named Styles. He comes in, sits down and reads a newspaper. After commenting briefly on stories about a storm in another part of South Africa, about the Chinese influence on the South African economy and the politics of US President Richard Nixon, he comes to a story about the planned expansion of an automobile manufacturing plant.

This prompts him to tell a story of how he worked at a Ford plant and how one time the workers at the plant worked, cleaned, slaved and got new uniforms and tools, all to prepare for a visit from Henry Ford Jr. He tells how the (white) Big Boss wanted to make an inspirational speech to the workers but couldn't speak their language and had to have Styles interpret for him, and how he...

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