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Victor Dlamini

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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Meyer, Butcher, Moolman and More

As has been seen in many forums over the past year or so – inlcuding, now, BOOK SA itself, with its Crime Beat blog – crime writing is taking off in a big way in South Africa. It’s thus an especial pleasure for me to welcome perhaps our foremost crime writer on to SAfm Literature this week, Deon Meyer, whose Devil’s Peak has just been released. Tune in for a glimpse into the latest adventures of Thobela Mpayipheli, first made famous in Meyer’s The Heart of the Hunter.

I’m also due to chat with Telegraph journalist Tim Butcher, about his new book Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart. He previously worked for the paper as Africa Bureau Chief, but currently lives in Jerusalem where he is its Middle East correspondent. In 2000, Butcher had the idea of recreating Henry Morgan Stanley’s famous expedition down the Congo River – but alone – and made it. Adventure upon adventure on SAfm Literature!

More highlights:

  • Poet and playwright Kobus Moolman will join us to talk about both his collection of radio plays, Blind Voices (Botsotso) and his new collection of poetry, Separating the Seas
  • Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to engage with the Department of Arts & Culture on its upcoming workshop on “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. Advance information is sketchy, but the subject was recently broached in a speech by Minister Pallo Jordan, and is also the subject of a UNESCO convention.
  • John Orr‘s excellent “Word of Mouth” programme.
  • Roger Webster‘s “Fireside Chat” – storytelling that will have you spellbound!

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