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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Mosegomi, St John, Badroodien and More

Tribute to Es'kiaHere is a tribute to Es’kia Mphahlehle I came across in Newtown the other day. The mural-stroke-grafitti advises lookers-on to visit www.eskiaonline.com.

Another link readers might find of interest is the online back-issue archive of African Affairs, published by Oxford UP for the quaintly-named Royal African Society. You have to subscribe for the complete articles, but are allowed a sneak preview of some length. Here’s a sample from 1978: Eric Woods’ “Community Action, Urban Protest and Change in Zimbabwe and South Africa”.

On SAfm Literature this Sunday, we start things off with Mosala Mosegomi, co-author with Boatamo Mosupyoe of a new work of political science, Soweto Explodes: the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, which tracks the creation of the Southern African Students’ Movement (SASM) and National Association of Youth Organisations (NAYO), and looks at the build-up and aftermath of Soweto’s powder-keg explosion in 1976. Click here for an article by Mosupyoe that draws on the book.

Next I’ll speak to Lauren St. John, author of the Rhodesia memoir, Rainbow’s End, which you can read more about on BOOK SA: click here.

More highlights:

  • A chat with Vanessa Badroodien about the upcoming Cape Town Book Fair (which I’ll be lucky enough to attend next week).
  • An interview with Robyn Cohen, author of Nearly Finished, “one family’s experience of building in the Cape”.
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

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