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Pamela Power
Pamela Power
Pamela Power
Pamela was born in Pietermaritzburg. She was educated at the Dominican Convent School in Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, and finished her secondary education at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg. She completed her B.A. in English and Drama Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in 1988 and then went on to do her Honours Degree in Drama Studies in 1991.

She trained as an AIDS counsellor and worked with a drama in AIDS education company based in KZN, called DRAMAIDE, for two years during 1993 and 1994. She was part of the young people’s theatre company at the Civic Theatre during 1995 and 1996 and also got involved in stand-up comedy during that time.

Pamela started her own educational theatre company in 1997, which ran until 2000 when she took some time out to have her first child. From 1998 - 2003 she taught acting, directing, voice and script-writing at the School of Dramatic Art at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2001 she worked as a part-time director for the television show, Top Billing and in 2003 she began working as a scriptwriter for local soapie, Generations. She left Generations in 2004 and moved to Muvhango where she has worked ever since as a scriptwriter and script-editor. She graduated with an M.A. in creative writing from Wits University in 2006.
Pamela has also worked as a scriptwriter on the popular TV series Rockville and Uzalo and on the sitcom Gauteng Maboneng. Pamela’s novel Ms Conception was published digitally by eKhaya (an imprint of Random House Struik) in 2012 and was released in hard copy by Penguin Random House in 2015. Her psychological thriller Things Unseen is due for release by Clockwork Books in October 2016 and her domestic suspense, working title: De(lie)lah will be released by Penguin Random House in early 2017.
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