Exhuming the imagery around Duiker’s words

BD Live | Chris Thurman:

In his front-cover shout for the second edition of K Sello Duiker’s novel The Quiet Violence of Dreams — published after the author’s suicide in 2005 — Siphiwo Mahala writes: “Duiker is to literature what Steve Biko is to politics, both having died at the tender age of thirty but leaving indelible footprints in our collective memory.”The linking of Duiker and Biko makes for a lyrical tribute but it is somewhat unfortunate. While Duiker admired Biko, the two were very different, both ideologically and temperamentally, as well as in their lived experiences and, indeed, their deaths… Read more

Image: Penny Siopis, ‘And then a strange thing happened’, 2016. Picture: SUPPLIED

2018-10-23T18:34:47+00:00