31 May WHOSE HISTORY IS IT ANYWAY?
With: Fred Khumalo, Alexandra Fuller and Achmat Dangor. Sandra Swart asks three writers if it is important to tell accurate stories about the past – even if it’s offensive or hurtful? Fred used the sinking of the crew ship SS Mendi during the First World War as backdrop for Dancing the Death Drill. Alexandra wrote about growing up during the Rhodesian war in her debut and for her new novel, Quiet Until the Thaw, investigates the history of two Native American boys in a South Dakota reserve, while Achmat returns to the apartheid history in Dikeledi.