22 Feb 2020

Stanley Makuwe: Sir Garfield Todd's African legacy

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 22 February 2020

Juggling his writing with a career in psychiatry, Stanley Makuwe moved to New Zealand from Zimbabwe in 2002 during the Robert Mugabe regime.

In his play Black Lover, which get its premiere in an Auckland Theatre Company production at the Auckland Arts Festival next month, he dramatises the later years of expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd.

Todd was a former Prime Minister of Rhodesia who damaged his political career and was put under house arrest for being a so-called 'black lover', championing racial equality in less enlightened times.

Stanley Makuwe

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