The Riots by Gillian SlovoThe Riots by Gillian Slovo

The Riots

byGillian Slovo

Paperback | September 7, 2012

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From tweets by taxi drivers to accounts by riot police, The Riots builds a real-time picture of London's 2011 summer riots. Through interviews with politicians, law enforcement, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, victims, and onlookers, The Riots analyzes what happened, why it happened, and what can be done.
Gillian Slovo was born in South Africa and lives in London. She is the author of ten novels and a family memoir, Every Secret Thing . Of her last two novels; Red Dust, winner of the RFI temoin du monde prize in France, has been made into a film; and Ice Road has been shortlisted for the Orange prize. Previous plays include verbatim pl...
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Title:The RiotsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 7, 2012Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184943199X

ISBN - 13:9781849431996

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The play offers a bold panorama of civil disaffection... There is a density of detail that is compelling... There's plenty of evidence of emotion: adrenaline highs and the stomach-churning fears of the police and victims of arson... a good story which has the smoky smell of truth... The Riots is both an enthralling discussion and a powerful reminder of the anger boiling up in society today." - Arts Desk "Gillian Slovo organises the collected spoken evidence with skilful, illuminating insight... this is important, pertinent theatre" - The Stage "A thought provoking and admirably even-handed play on the subject." - The Telegraph 'The play offers a bold panorama of civil disaffection... There is a density of detail that is compelling... There's plenty of evidence of emotion: adrenaline highs and the stomach-churning fears of the police and victims of arson... a good story which has the smoky smell of truth... The Riots is both an enthralling discussion and a powerful reminder of the anger boiling up in society today.' ? Arts Desk 'Gillian Slovo organises the collected spoken evidence with skilful, illuminating insight... this is important, pertinent theatre' ? The Stage 'A thought provoking and admirably even-handed play on the subject.' ? The Telegraph "