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November 2022

William Kentridge: Houseboy by Ferdinand OYONO

November 17, 2022 • 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until November 20, 2022

REDCAT, 631 WEST 2ND STREET
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Based on the 1956 novel Une Vie de Boy by Cameroonian diplomat Ferdinand Oyono, the 120-minute-long performance is directed by Kentridge and explores themes of historical participation, archival memory, and post-colonial identity. Upending accounts of colonial history told by colonizers, Houseboy looks at the same period through the vantage-point of the colonized, specifically through the eyes of Toundi Ondoua who is forced to serve a colonial household. Oyono’s novel is told through Toundi’s diary and is unflinching in its account of an era full…

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