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Victor Dlamini

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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Bizos, Matlwa, Coyne and More

Cape Town Book Fair LogoThe Cape Town Book Fair dominates the show this week, as might be expected – but before getting into the lineup, let me mention the event at the Fair that I’m involved with, a discussion with three promising Umuzi writers, Nicholas Ashby (Time Pips), Heinrich Troost (Plot Loss) and Carel van der Merwe (Nasleep / No Man’s Land). It’s on Saturday, 16 June at 2pm, in the CTICC‘s room 1.42. We’re set for a delightful chat – join us!

Now to the show: I’ll have the privelege of hosting several writers this Sunday in SAfm’s Cape Town studio, including the one and only George Bizos. His new autobiography, Odyssey to Freedom, has just been released (in fact, it’s being launched in Cape Town tonight), and details his extraordinary life in fascinating and compelling terms. This is a conversation not to be missed.

I’m also excited to welcome new literary sensation Kopano Matlwa into the studio, to wrangle with the issues she raises in her first novel, Coconut, which has been making serious waves in book circles and bookstores alike.

Further highlights:

  • An in-studio chat with one of the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards – name TBA!
  • Fiona Coyne comes in-studio and submits to my questions about her book, Who Moved My Ladder. I promise not to ratched up the tension to “Weakest Link” proportion!
  • Monica Seeber drops by to tell us about ANFASA, the non-fiction authors’ association that will be holding its second Copyright Lekgotla during the Book Fair.
  • A chat with Siphiwo Mahala of the Department of Arts and Culture, on “on the importance of reading for children in the creation of their futures”.
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

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