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Director John Kani is back with play inspired by apartheid

The play had its first run last night at the Arts Cape Theatre.

Playwright, actor and director, John Kani. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - South African playwright, actor and director, John Kani is back with in a play inspired by apartheid exiles.

The play had its first run last night at the Arts Cape Theatre.

The story follows the return of an exiled man and his family to South Africa from Sweden.

Kani says the story was inspired by his travels.

"When I used to travel abroad before 1994 it just moved me when I talked to exiles about one day we'll go home. It's the word 'home' and they said it with such passion and such pain and I wanted t I tell that story."

Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that John Kani made his directing debut with this play. This is incorrect.