Latest Paul Grootboom Stories

2005-10-28 07:46:41

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rape, murder, pedophilia and rare male nudity on the conservative African stage -- no wonder South Africa's hottest playwright is credited with revolutionizing theater in his homeland. Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom is part of a growing cadre of young black South African artists smashing through African taboos to portray in theater and film the ultraviolence and explicit sex they say reflects real life in the country's roughest townships....

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