Category: Afrikaans

Riders on the Storm

THE BIBLICAL ENORMITY of oceanic mischief and what the sea, in a fury, can do to you, is something that has long been the energy that pushes forward creative pens. It’s ineffable and so big that it is beyond our egotistic ability to contain or tame it. Picking […]

Whistle three times, if you want me

VERY OCCASIONALLY, YOU may be lucky enough to come across a piece of radio theatre which makes you remember why the wireless has unequivocal superiority over the slippery slick ostensibly perfect technology our world is heir to, on digital film. Albert Short’s spooky Afrikaans-language work Naand Josef, which […]

To my someone who listens

WHEN YOU GET down and dirty with your own talent, you experience something otherworldly. It’s like being in love. It’s like looking in the mirror. It’s like pushing yourself beyond your own ability to disparage what you can do, when you really allow yourself to open your wings […]

I see a little silhouette on the horizon

EPISODE TWO OF Martyn Le Roux’s Die Soutwaterheks positions the murky unknown in place. Recorded and released independently online, in both MP3 and MP4 formats, in Afrikaans with bits of English, it is accessible through various links, and breaks moulds of what storytelling can be in several ways. […]

What poetry is for

OF RAIN AND curiosity, the personality of mountains, love and loss, this week’s Radio Sonder Grense drama slot is filled with the sound and fury of beautiful poetry. Born in 1871, Afrikaans poet Eugène Marais was to become one of the language’s most mysterious and romantic characters in […]