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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Wallis, Callinicos, Matolo and More

SAfm Literature features a highly thought-provoking lineup this week, starting with Andrew Wallis, a researcher at the University of Bradford‘s Department of Peace Studies, whose book Silent Accomplice treats the role that France played (and by implication ought to have played, I suppose) during the Rwandan genocide. He’ll join me on the line from the UK.

I’ll also chat with Luli Callinicos about a book that fell out of print in 2001, but has been republished to coincide with Nelson Mandela’s 89th birthday this year: The World that Made Mandela – A Heritage Trail, 70 Sites of Significance. Callinicos, the author, will take us through some of the landscapes that touched Mandela, and subsequently she herself, on his fascinating and rather convoluted journey to South Africa’s presidency.

More highlights:

  • A chat with Mugama Matolo about The Train of Salt and Sugar, his English translation of Licinio de Azevedo’s Comboio de Sal e Acucar, which records Azevedo’s first-hand experiences of Mozambique’s civil war, as a soldier in Frelimo.
  • A look at professional photographer Gary Hirson‘s new book, The Magic That’s Ours (which has proved extremely difficult to track down on the web – if anyone can supply a link, please post it as a comment – thanks).
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

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