Buhle Buyeza

eSwatini

In 1998 it was suggested that Sindisiwe Nxumalo write a play based on the histories they had been told as children about how Eswatini came of be. In the oral tradition, grandparents and parents passed on the stories of ‘the birth of the nation’ but the forums for such story telling were no longer being utilised. In consultation with her family, particularly her father, Sindisiwe Nxumalo wrote Buhle Buyeza. Although the original script is in English the Swazi cast are adapt at bringing an indigenous flavour to the piece. This makes the play accessible to a wide audience.