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Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo is a South African born novelist whose twelve published books include the Orange Prize short listed Ice Road, Red Dust, made into a film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a family memoir Every Secret Thing. Her two plays, Guantanamo and the 2011 The Riots, have also been performed in theatres worldwide.
Gillian Slovo in conversation with Boyd Tonkin
Shortlisted for last year’s Orange Prize for her powerful portrayal of Stalinist Russia in Ice Road (2004), Gillian Slovo is a prolific author whose personal and professional history are equally remarkable. Born in South Africa, she is the daughter of the anti-apartheid activists Joe Slovo and Ruth First, who was assassinated. Whether writing fiction (The Betrayal, 1991), her turbulent childhood memoir (Every Secret Thing, 1997) or the documentary play Guan...
Mark Gevisser Dispatcher
As a boy growing up in apartheid Johannesburg Mark Gevisser would play “Dispatcher”, a game that involved sending imaginary couriers on routes mapped out from Holmden’s Register of Johannesburg. As the phantom fleet made its way across the troubled city’s atomised geographies, so too did the young dispatcher being to figure out his own place in the world. With the maps and photographs he has collected over two decades, Gevisser plots his path across the city, from his early exp...