Books

Albe Grobbelaar - Storiesmous

10 EPISODES | OFM |  Series, ±2 min episode total time 27 min
60 STORIES is a collection of 60 short stories by Albe Grobelaar written in Afrikaans and English and sold for R100. The proceeds are in aid of the CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION (CHOC) and available at Bargain Books in Preller and Northridge Mall, CUM BOOKS in Mimosa Mall as well as Kloppers or you can order it from Mahareng Publishers. Here is a collection of 10 of these stories recorded exclusively for OFM and Mahareng.
ENGLISH Read by Albe Grobbelaar South Africa Leisure · Books

Amabookabooka: The Quarantine Chronicles

26 EPISODES | TIMESLIVE PODCASTS |  Podcast, ±19 min episode every 2 days
Amabookabooka travels into the heart of the lockdown to bring you interviews with SA's finest authors.

Quick and quirky interviews with authors via zoom -21 authors in 21 days.

A novel podcast about books and the people who write them.

BOOKS STORIES PEOPLE

2 EPISODES | THE CASTERY |  Podcast, ±29 min episode every 1 hour
Books Stories People is a podcast for people with an appetite for the story behind the story. Whether a book, a play, a movie, poem, song, a blog – or even a tweet, there’s always a back story – more to it than meets the eye. Or the ear. And that’s often where the gold lies. So that’s what I hope to bring you on BSP, the less well-trumpeted tales, the inside intel – from wordsmiths of all disciplines – known, unknown celebrity or completely unheard of. And who am I? You might well ask. Just an independent journalist from the tip of Africa with an appetite for stories that matches your own. Nancy Richards, yours in stories.

Boekkeuse

14 EPISODES | FINE MUSIC RADIO |  Podcast, ±58 min episode every 4 weeks, 4 days
Elke maand gesels Amanda met 'n skrywer of twee oor hul nuutste publikasie. Dit word gekombineer met korter boekresensies en pragtige Afrikaanse treffers - sommige met 'n tikkie nostalgie wat ver terugreis na die verlede. Hierdie program is 'n moet vir elke boekwurm of liefhebber van Afrikaanse letterkunde.

Great South African Tales

5 EPISODES | RADIO LIFE & STYLE |  Podcast, ±13 min episode every 5 days
Herman Charles Bosman (1905 - October 14, 1951) was a South African writer and journalist who became famous for capturing the rhythms of backveld Afrikaans speech even though he wrote in English. He is widely regarded as the greatest short story writer to come out of South Africa. Many of his stories have a sting in the tail.

He was born at Kuilsrivier, near Cape Town. While still young, his family moved to Johannesburg where he went to school at Jeppe Boys High School in Kensington. He was a contributor to the school magazine. When he was 16, he started writing amusing short stories for the national Sunday newspaper (the Sunday Times). He attended the University of the Witwatersrand submitting various pieces to student’s literary competitions.

Upon graduating, he accepted a teaching position in the Groot Marico district. The area and the people inspired him and provided the background for his best stories; the ones about Oom Schalk Lourens and the Voorkamer sketches. (In Afrikaans, Oom is Uncle and a Voorkamer is literally the Front Room).

During the school holidays in 1926, he returned to visit his family in Johannesburg. During an argument, he fired a rifle at his stepbrother and killed him.

He was sentenced to death and moved to Death row at the Pretoria Central Prison. He was reprieved and sentenced to ten years with hard labour. In 1930, he was released on parole after serving half his sentence. His experiences formed the basis for one of his best known books, Cold Stone Jug.

He then started his own printing press company and was part of a literary set in Johannesburg, associating with poets, journalists and writers. Needing a break, he then toured overseas for nine years, spending most of his time in London. The short stories that he wrote during this period formed the basis for another of his best-known books, Mafeking Road.

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