Erica Emdon
Erica Emdon is an attorney and the director of The Public Interest Practice.
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/ 11 September 2006

Handled with care

Watching Lara Foot Newtown’s play, Tshepang: The Third Testament, I was concerned about whether a play could successfully deal with a topic such as baby rape. I wondered how it could function effectively without toppling into sensationalism or, worse, sentimentality. Foot Newton’s play does neither, and instead provides a very thoughtful, sensitive portrayal of this difficult topic, writes Erica Emdon.