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Victor Dlamini

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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Drysdale, Wafawarowa, Delius and More

This week on SAfm Literature, I’m due to host journalist and newspaperman Andrew Drysdale, whose book on his front-row seat at the drama of the apartheid wars and transition to democracy, My Neighbour Madiba and Others, has just been published.

I’ll also chat with Prof. Peter Delius of Wits on a fascinating new study of Mpumalanga which he edited, Mpumalanga: History and Heritage. It includes contributions from some of South Africa’s foremost researchers, and is rather dazzlingly illustrated: much meat for the Prof and I to chew on.

More highlights:

  • I’m hoping to speak with Brooklyn, New York-based writer Geoff Wisner about A Basket of Leaves, a book that contains excerpts of texts from each of the 54 countries in Africa. He’s the editor and no doubt will be able to point listeners to great, and possibly unknown, new reads.
  • Brian Wafawarowa of the newly formed SA Book Development Council (SABDC) will tell us a bit about that body’s recent “National Reading Survey”.
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

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