In Episode 13 Joanne Joseph interviews Patric Tariq Mellet on The Lie of 1652 a book that joins a growing list of books retelling the history of South Africa, focusing on the land. In his book, Mellet aims to debunk myths such as “the empty land” and the “Bantu invasion”. More importantly, the book looks at how important the land is for restorative justice and memory.
17 Jun 2021
Books Joanne Joseph and Eusebius McKaiser
In the next episode, Eusebius speaks to Moe Shaik about The ANC Spy Bible and to Andrew Harding about These Are Not Gentle People. Eusebius adds, "Two of the best books about South African history and politics written over the past ten years are Moe Shaik's The ANC Spy Bible…
In episode 15 Joanne Joseph chats to literary South African icon, Sindiwe Magona, about carrying the past into the present and future from her book, When the Village Sleeps, and Cherie Jones discusses the hardships and empowerment she felt while writing her novel, How the One-Armed Woman Sweeps Her House…
In Episode 14, Eusebius interviews John Kani on Kunene and the King and reviews Nathan Tantaal's Oolog. Joanne then follows with a highlights package featuring three titles from the Homebru campaign: Listen to Your Footsteps by Kojo Baffoe, But He Speaks So Well by Ivan Johnson and Ougat by Shana…
Eusebius interviews Dr Wamuwi Mbao, editor of Years of Fire and Ash which is a poetry anthology exploring decolonisation. Jacques Rousseau, expert in critical thinking from UCT, then reviews Helen Zille's latest book, #Stay Woke Go Broke.
‘’Journeys” is the theme for the next Cover to Cover online book show presented by Joanne Joseph, who takes us from travels through countries, to navigating privilege and the journey to financial freedom, with four remarkable authors.