Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wonderwoman vs the World Bank

In the chapter, Wonderwoman vs the World Bank, Ari Sitas treats us to a witty and biting play about gender, class, ‘race’, wealth, fax machines and ‘poverty contests’ set in and around Durban (and Geneva). This revolves around a woman—Wonderwoman—living in a rural area near Durban, and her experiences of and responses to local and global inequalities, and her triumphs.

Sitas, Ari. 'Wonderwoman vs the World Bank', in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 454-491.