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June 10th, 2015

Episode 1064 of 1370 episodes

Poet Thabiso Mohare looks at the challenges, tensions and solutions facing South African writers. He talks to publishers, writers and poets about the issue of a small book-reading culture being exacerbated by the high cost of books in the country, and looks at how the spoken word scene has grown in the past 20 years to provide an outlet for new voices.

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