Meet the Author
When his cousin was killed in the Zululand hills, journalist Kevin Bloom’s reporting of South Africa’s tempestuous social upheaval took on a deeply personal aspect. Bloom explored what life is like for white South Africans under majority rule and how tragedy still haunts the re-born rainbow nation.
Kevin Bloom – award-winning South African journalist and editor – wrote Ways of Staying in response to the brutal murder of his cousin in the hills of Zululand.Janet Suzman
Janet Suzman DBE was Shen Te / Shui Ta in an acclaimed production of Good Woman of Sechuan at The Royal Court in the 70’s, and then directed her own version of the play, re-named The Good Person of Sharkeville, at The Market Theatre Johannesburg as it is about survival in extreme urban poverty. She is presently directing Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes at The Finborough Theatre. She will be reading some of the poems, happy to re-acquaint herself with BB after such an interval.