Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

Video: Carolyn Burdett discusses the life and work of Olive Schreiner

Dr. Carolyn Burdett

Dr. Carolyn Burdett

In a video, Dr. Carolyn Burdett discusses the life and work of Olive Schreiner, the South African author who was born today in history, March 24, 1855.

“Experience teaches us in a millennium what passion teaches us in an hour”: Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner in 1898, just before the Anglo-Boer War broke out.

Olive Schreiner in 1898, just before the Anglo-Boer War broke out.

According to Olive Schreiner, the South African author who was born today in history, March 24, 1855:

“Experience teaches us in a millennium what passion teaches us in an hour.”

The Story of an African Farm

Alan Paton discusses South Africa

Alan Paton

Alan Paton

In a 1960 interview, Alan Paton, the South African author and anti-apartheid activist who was born today in history, 11 January, 1903, discusses South Africa.

Alan Paton, South African author and anti-apartheid activist, was born today in history: 11 January, 1903

Alan Paton

Alan Paton

Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist.

Simon Stanford interviews Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

Simon Stanford interviews Nadine Gordimer, the South African author and political activist who was born today in history, 20 November, 1923:

Interview with the 1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Nadine Gordimer, by freelance journalist Simon Stanford, 26 April 2005. Nadine Gordimer talks about her childhood in South Africa; how she became aware of the racism around her (7:01); her first novel and the development of her writing (13:02); changes in South African society (20:10); the anthology ‘Telling Tales’ (25:50); and receiving the Nobel Prize (30:32).
Credits: Simon Stanford (production)