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Writing a New South Africa: Johannesburg

June 3rd, 2015

Episode 1061 of 1501 episodes

Poet Thabiso Mohare talks to Johannesburg-based writers and poets about the changing cityscape and how the past impacts on the present in their work. He speaks to Ivan Vladislavic, who has documented the city in his novels and non-fiction work Portrait with Keys, to the prominent poet Lebo Mashile who talks about the emergence of the black female voice in the past 20 years, and the legacy of the past. And, he meets Niq Mhlongo, whose most recent book Way Back Home, looks critically at the struggle against apartheid, and how those who went into exile to fight for the movement are haunted by their experiences.

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