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Listen to Achmat Dangor chat about Dikeledi and Bitter Fruit over a cup of tea

Join us as Pippa Smith chats to Achmat Dangor about two of his books Bitter Fruit (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2004) and Dikeledi.

Dikeledi is a story of an ordinary family in the extraordinary days of apartheid. It is a beautifully told family saga set at a time of forced removals and the creation of bantustans. South African politics is background to the struggle of a family to stay together. The story is brought together by a young girl born in Harlem.

Bitter Fruit is a magnificently told story set after democracy in South Africa and during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Once again the family is the crucible for the battle of truth and forgiveness. You will want to read this.


Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Time: 10:30 for 11:00
Venue: 73 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Birdhaven
Price: R100 for tea and snacks (please advise of any food allergies)
Street parking
RSVP: Pippa Smith on or Camilla Twigg on

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