Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What was going on in South Africa in 1972? What effect would the events of this time have had on the author of this play? What effect would these events have had on the characters of the play? Are these events explicit in the development of the story and characters?

Topic 2

What role do dreams play in Sizwe Bansi is Dead? Is Styles’s dream fulfilled by his ownership of the photography studio? What does the photography studio represent to Styles? What are some of the dreams of the other characters? Are they fulfilled?

Topic 3

What does Styles say his photographs represent? What do they mean to his clients? What do they mean to the black population of South Africa?

Topic 4

Why is Styles so interested in “Robert” from the beginning? What do the compositions of “Robert’s” photographs imply? Why does “Robert” want to have his...

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