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A Readers' Community
A Readers' Community
A Readers' Community

Your local literary spotlight. A South African podcast featuring conversations about books with local writers and readers. Hosted by Vasti Calitz. We'd love... more

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Rites and Rituals with Jarred Thompson

Ritual can be a powerful narrative device. On the one hand, it’s likely to bring together a bunch of characters... more

22 Mar 2023 · 59 minutes
Public Apologies with Melanie Judge

With the lack of equity, reparation and justice experienced by the majority of South Africans since the end of Apartheid,... more

15 Mar 2023 · 50 minutes
Poetry with Nondwe Mpuma

In this episode, join Vasti as she tries to find her way back into reading poetry. She speaks to Nondwe... more

07 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Loving Men with Kopano Ratele

The prevalence and fear of gender based violence really cannot be overstated. The statistics and stories and experiences invade our... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Hybridity with Chase Rhys

In this episode, we talk to Chase Rhys about their recent collection, 'Misfit: Stories vannie anne kant'. A lot of... more

22 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
Trailer: Season 4

We are back with the fourth season of A Readers’ Community. We’re really covering a wide range of books and... more

15 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
Writing Crime with Rofhiwa Maneta

In this, the final episode of the season, we take a trip through some crime writing via Rofhiwa Maneta's, 'A... more

31 May 2022 · 47 minutes
BONUS: Queer Spec Fic with Keely Shinners

We explore queerness in speculative fiction, featuring Keely Shinners talking about their debut novel, How to Build a Home for... more

27 May 2022 · 45 minutes
Cities with Tshidiso Moletsane

We go on some literary journeys through South African cities, featuring Tshidiso Moletsane talking about his debut novel, Junx, and... more

24 May 2022 · 38 minutes
Sex and Death with Yewande Omotoso

We explore the connection between sex and death in literature, with a conversation with Yewande Omotoso about her book, ‘An... more

17 May 2022 · 48 minutes
A Readers' Community
Rites and Rituals with Jarred Thompson
A Readers' Community