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Valley Song is Athol Fugard's one-act play about love and generation differences between an old man and his granddaughter in modern day South Africa.

The play opens with The Author, a man in his sixties, who addresses the audience to tell them about the value of the pumpkin seeds he holds in his hands. The seeds are from pumpkins The Author had grown in his land in the Karoo region in the Sneeuberg Mountains of South Africa. The Author describes the growing cycle in his country and the people who live there and plant seeds such as the pumpkin seeds he holds. One of the people from The Author's village is an old man named Abraam Jonkers, more often known as Buks, who is a "Coloured" man in his seventies. Buks plants his pumpkin seeds with the same precision with which he served in the military...

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Literature of Developing Nations for Students
Valley Song from Literature of Developing Nations for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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