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Photographic Essay: Poetry Africa 2007

Chiwoniso Chiwoniso

Chiwoniso and Chirikure Chirikure Chiwoniso Chiwoniso and Stanley Onjezani Kenani
Chiwoniso the mbira poet
with Chirikure Chirikure and Stanley Onjezani Kenani


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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Motsei, Dunbar, PEN Winners and More

Soweto ManI’m a keen photographer – a confirmed amateur, although I occasionally sell individual images if there’s interest. There are few things I enjoy more than taking my camera and roaming for shots. I had a good outing in Soweto recently, filling the memory card with “township portraits” that to my eye are quite lovely. When I was reviewing them, I realized how little the ordinary men and women of Soweto feature in today’s media. Here’s a picture I’d like to share – one that speaks simply of living and getting along.

Now, to the subject at hand, SAfm Literature. My first guest on the show this week will be Mmatshilo Motsei, author of The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court, which was launched at the Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, last month. Motsei’s book, published by Jacana, is the first to come out of the Jacob Zuma rape trial, and takes a strong line against the demonization of Zuma’s accuser, the 31-year-old HIV-positive AIDS activist dubbed “Kwezi”. Kwezi fled South Africa after the trial – and one of Motsei’s aims is to bring her back.

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