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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Matthews, van Niekerk, Vladislavic, Vermaas and More

James Matthews (ii)It’s appropriate that I’m due to speak to James Matthews this weekend on SAfm Literature, because I photographed him doggedly at the Cape Town Book Fair – and came up with what I think are several good representations of the poet famous for his dissident voice.

I photographed several other writers during the fair as well, and have included a “first fruits” sampling in this post. I hope you enjoy the images – the one of Kopano Matlwa has already proved very popular on the web.

Gabeba Baderoon, James Matthews and Kearopetse KgotsitsileAlong with Matthews – in something of a coup for SAfm Literature – both the Sunday Times Literary Awards winners, Marlene van Niekerk (Agaat) and Ivan Vladislavic (Portrait with Keys) will talk about their books on the show this week. Tune in to listen to two giants.

More highlights (which this week will be interspersed with live crossings to the SA vs. Ireland cricket match in Belfast):

  • Nigel Vermaas speaks about a new SA Scriptwriters’ Association (SASWA) radio & drama writing course.
  • Kearopetse Kgotsitsile

  • A chat with a representative of the new SA Book Development Council, which was launched at the CT Book Fair.
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

Njabulo NdebeleDon’t forget you can listen live over the internet:

And please don’t be shy of joining our conversations: have your say using these contact details:

Lewis Nkosi (i)Broadcast Details

Kopano Matlwa in Radiant Mood

Gabeba Baderoon

Rashid Lombard

James Matthews (i)


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