K Sello Duiker: a trailblazer in post-apartheid SA literature

Saturday, April 13, author K Sello Duiker would have turned 50. Siphiwo Mahala reflects on his fellow scribe, whose work continues to have an impact on our literary scene

14 April 2024 - 00:00 By SIPHIWO MAHALA

I first met K Sello Duiker at Rhodes University in my hometown of Makhanda in 1997. I knew him only as Kabelo, an aerobics instructor and a journalism student, while I was an athlete and an arts student from the University of Fort Hare. South Africa was three years into its democratic dispensation, and both Kabelo and I were in the third year of our studies at our respective universities. What we did not know about each other is that we both harboured literary ambitions...

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