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Sunday, September 6, 2015


Tomorrow night’s programme (September 7) in St Clement’s MONDAYS AT SIX will be readings from The Wind is a Story with Fred Felton, Philippa Savage, Pieter Scholtz and Nomusa Xaba (Mama Nomusa) with her mbira.

The haunting sound of the mbira is a prelude to three stories which are here set adrift on the wind. The three stories are really one story about three people whose lives are intertwined.

The first is the story of Sannie and her transformation from an awkward, self-conscious girl into a liberated, confident young woman and a free spirit. The final episode of her story, is her adoption of a young Bushman child.

The second story is of Twikwe, the Bushman child whom Sannie christens Ezekiel. His story is about a journey fraught with difficulties and obstacles which he has to overcome. During the journey he strikes up a friendship with a young girl, Tsetchwe and her father who share his adventures

The third story is Tsetchwe’s story. Ezekiel’s story now runs parallel with her story. Their sympathy with the plight of the Basarwa or Khoisan people brings them into conflict with the Botswana government. Once again the mbira plays an important role in the outcome.

Table bookings, phone St Clements on 031 202 2511. St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.