Tamara Guhrs

Independent writer, thinker, maker

Location icon South Africa

I am a freelance writer specialising in dramatic scripts and pictorial books. I have a deep interest in education, social and environmental justice and indigenous African culture and ceremony. I'm fascinated by childhood creativity and the role of theatre in learning and education.

I have worked as a Theatre for Development practitioner, playwright, designer, lecturer, drama teacher, arts educator and fundraising writer. What it all boils down to is an abiding love of stories. A character, an adversary, a struggle and a triumph - these are the components of my trade. Whether it's micro-blogging or long form narrative, fundraising or punchy press releases, I can help you craft the story you want to tell.


Pictorial works

United Nations Country Office, Malawi
United Action

Photography by Francois d'Elbee

Guhrs, Tamara [WorldCat Identities]

Nyau masquerade performance : shifting the imperial gaze by Tamara Guhrs( Book ) 2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


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Via Afrika Dramatic Arts Grade 10 Learner's Book - Via Afrika

Each book is divided into terms or sections and starts with a beautiful picture to provoke thought, and to enjoy. Each topic begins with an overview to give an idea of what the learner will be learning about. They can use the graphic organiser to help study.

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Via Afrika Dramatic Arts Grade 12 Learner's Book - Via Afrika

Via Afrika Dramatic Arts is a comprehensive series, which covers all the suggested content for Dramatic Arts and provides relevant activities through which real learning will take place. The broad and specific Topics, as well as the knowledge and skills areas, as defined by the CAPS documents is comprehensively covered.

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Via Afrika Dramatic Arts Grade 11 Learner's Book - Via Afrika

Full colour A4 textbook. Beautiful design and illustrations that enhance the content. Written specifically for CAPS. Easy to find what you are looking for. Carefully written language level. Key terms are highlighted in red. New words are in blue with definitions. Activities, exercises, FATs, sample exam papers with memos.

Media, PR and Journalism

Academic writing

Creative non-fiction and life writing


Everyone will have their stories of her. Everyone who knew her, worked with her or was taught by her will have some little anecdote or snapshot that they will tell in tribute of her. Students discussed her endlessly, trying to pin down what she was really. People wanted to get a handle on her.

night noises and morning spoor

When you sleep in the bush in Africa, you seldom sleep through the night. There's nothing quite like being woken by lion voices vibrating through your blood. Or the bellow of some beast giving its last to teeth and claws. The scuffle of a chase right through camp, right past the thin grass walls that you're sleeping behind.

Planet Waves | Addictions | by Tamara Guhrs

Photo: US EPA. Addictions creep in on us like ants in the night. Red ants which give the signal to bite only when they have the body covered. We used to put ash from the fire around our house at night, to seal ourselves off from the red ants.