This is a unique book launch because it is an eclectic combination of intellectual property having an Indian, African and British influence.
Award winning playwright Ashwin Singh will launch his second anthology of plays , Durban Dialogues , Then and Now , whilst also referencing his first anthology , Durban Dialogues , Indian Voice , a book having received widespread critical acclaim and currently being studied in universities in South Africa , India , Canada & Europe .
Singh’s plays focus primarily on the Durban Indian community, with his main thematic explorations being identity constructions and culture conflicts. His works have made substantial impact in India , both in theatre and academia , with renowned Gujarat scholar , Prof .Pranav Joshipura having presented papers on the plays at conferences in Durban and Brussels and scheduling another conference in Gujarat in 2018.
The British influence is two-fold; Singh has been significantly influenced by British authors and his publisher is the ground-breaking London Company, Aurora Metro Books. The Company’s dynamic founder, Cheryl Robson will be a keynote speaker at the event.
Singh will perform a dramatic monologue from his play Shooting and also showcase excerpts on screen from his acclaimed Durban Playhouse productions.