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SA writer wins 'African Booker' PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 April 2006 18:00

The image “http://www.southafrica.info/cm_pics/what_happening/694-1832-0-0_349245.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. South African writer Mary Watson has been named this year's winner of the Caine Prize - known as the African Booker because of its link to the late Man Booker Prize chairperson Sir Michael Caine - for Jungfrau, a short story exploring a child's experience of life under apartheid.

Watson received the £10 000 prize from Nana Wilson-Tagoe, an expert on African literature at the University of London and chairperson of the judges panel, at a dinner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford on Monday. The short story examines family dynamics from the perspective of the young daughter of a committed teacher during the late apartheid years.

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Grey Street Writers Trail PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 February 2006 17:00
Sample Image Grey Street is tied to the history of the Indian population in South Africa. Indentured Indian labourers were first brought out by the British in the 1860s to work the newly established sugarcane plantations in Natal. Indian traders, mainly from the Gujarat area, migrated to South Africa at the same time. Today, Durban has the largest Asian population in sub-Saharan Africa and trade with India has become a large part of the local economy. Grey Street exists today as the old Indian business and residential area of Durban and the cultural heart of KwaZulu-Natal Indian community.

 

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