It’s rare to hear voices out of South Africa, other than those that confirm northern stereotypes of violence and disorder. If you are seeking an alternative view, then I would recommend the Victor Dlamini interviews. Dlamini talks with some of the lions of the South African literary scene, including Mbulelo Mzamane, Njabulo Ndebele, Breyten Breytenbach – the discussion with Lebo Mashile is particularly lively.
As much as what they have to say, it is the manner in which they say it which is important. The contemplative and reflective conversations say much about the inquiry that is part of the South African project today.