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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 - A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn chosen by Ge

  • Setting - South Africa 1952
  • First novel - Detective Emmanuel Cooper 
  • Study of society, through the solving of crime
  • Fascinating insight into history
  • Values, behaviour, habits and attitudes exposed
  • Confronting, yet beautifully written

Ge chose this book as she went to school with the author.  It was a very special meeting.

Links to explore:

Petrona  (More links found here)

Book video (youtube)  (interesting as shows how Malla Nunn writes book)

Audio interview with Malla Nunn - Radio National

As the discussion ended, we listened to some of Malla Nunn's favourite South African musicians.

Miriam Makeba singing Pata Pata

Makeba with her famous song Khawuleza  (1966)

Abdullah Ibrahim

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