DATE: July 2008

DESCRIPTION: In a riveting session that was a highlight of the Cape Town Book Fair, Victor Dlamini interviewed Njabulo Ndebele on the latter book of essays spanning two decades, Fine Lines from the Box. The venue was crammed with hardly space for a flea. The author has just finished his tenure as principal and vice-chancellor of UCT and will be taking a sabbatical soon at Bard College in New York, USA. Dlamini tackled some of the issues in the book, which, he said, “Teases, provokes and gives one a sense of nuance. Where many social commentators use their commentary as a blunt instrument, he uses it like a brush, utilising so many colours of the palette.” …

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