Exclusive Books’ Homebru is pulling out all the stops and they’re not telling the same old story.
Instead, they’re bringing you lots of new and local stories with author discussion podcasts by Jonathan Ancer, Lerato Sibanda and Dan Dewes.
‘Exclusive Books’ Homebru is a celebration of the diversity that is local writing, covering fresh perspectives on history, sharing never-told-before personal stories, challenging established views, and excavating the trough of political policy,’ says Batya Bricker, General Manager Books and Brands Exclusive Books
The podcasts will focus on the rich memoir selection within Homebru. The stories of both the extraordinary and ordinary South Africans that add colour and depth to our society’s narrative, the podcasts will start during July and run till November to allow time to cover as many excellent South African authors as possible. There will be a new episode every two weeks, starting with episode one on July 8 at 1pm.
In this first podcast about Ivan Johnson’s gritty memoir But He Speaks So Well, he relates his identity crisis as he comes of age on the Cape Flats amid the turmoil of The Struggle. Joining the lily¬-white advertising industry, he ghosts from group to group, fitting in everywhere, but belonging nowhere.
The podcast is available on iono.fm and the link will be posted for each episode in the Exclusive Books Fanatics email and on social media.
You can also send Exclusive Books your questions to the featured authors via voice note through their social media competition and stand a chance to win a R200 Exclusive Books voucher and your question featured in the podcast!
UPCOMING PODCASTS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR:
22 – I am a Girl from Africa – Elizabeth Nyamayaro
5 – Robert – Robert Hamblin
19 – A Long Letter to my Daughter – Marita van der Vyver
2 – Native Boy – Thabo
16 – Remembering – Andile Gaelesiwe
30 – Uncaptured – Mosilo Mothepu
14 – Hustling, happiness etc – Dale Hefer
28 – Listen to Your Footsteps – Kojo Baffoe
11 – Torchbearers – Grizelda Grootboom