So, we again went to the Cape town Book Fair… based on last year’s experience we rather knew to keep our hopes moderate considering that not many of our favourite Authors were due to appear.
With our usual equipment, camera, microphones, recorder and ofcourse, our fine selves, we missioned off to the Cape Town Convention Center.
As usual, we had an agenda: to speak to atleast some of the writers and ask them the pertinent question on NATIONAL IDENTITY… National what? I hear you ask. NATIONAL IDENTITY.
Do we have it in South Africa?
With the 2010 soccer world cup around the corner, I believe South Africa should be thinking about National Unity, and even the ever so elusive National Identity.
In true Voxpop Africa media style, we caught up with, I must admit, one of our favourite writers, who never disappoints, Ndumiso Ngcobo!
On the question of National Identity in South Africa, here is what he said in response…