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A South African Censor’s Tale


Dit is altyd lekker as ’n boek die nodige aandag kry; mense begin raaksien dat Kobus van Rooyen se boek, A South African Censor’s Tale, die moeite werd is.

Barry Ronge praat Sondagaand 14 Augustus met Kobus op Radio 702 en op Cape Talk; die uitsending is om 19:30.

Terloops, dit is wat Barry Ronge te vore oor hierdie boek gesê het:

"In my career as a film reviewer I often crossed paths - and a sword or two - with Prof. Kobus van Rooyen at the Publications Appeal Board. It was during the height of the Nationalist Party's draconian censorship decisions. It was fascinating to see his insight beyond the immediate situation and how his practical, softly-spoken arguments led to landmark decisions. He broadened the space for honesty and topicality, and I remember, with awe, his championship of the Biko film Cry Freedom. Prof. van Rooyen was looking ahead with lucid clarity to a rapidly changing future. I believe the battle he fought then, has paved a path for the South African film industry that led to films like Tsotsi and Gangster's Paradise: Jeruslema and that current young film-makers have their freedom and opportunities in South Africa because of his fortitude."

Greg Andrews, van Head Straight, het ’n wonderlike onderhoud met Kobus gedoen, kyk ’n bietjie hier.

BooksLive het ook ’n storie gedra.

Die boek is by alle goeie winkels te koop, en as hulle dit nie het nie, sê hulle dit vir jou bestel; onthou dis hulle plig.

Daar is deesdae ook ’n groot aantal aanlynwinkels.

Red Pepper is die nuutste.

Protea Boekhuis se aanlynwinkel doen ook goed.

Kalahari bly nog een van die gevaarlikste plekke wat daar is...

... maar moenie van Loot vergeet nie!

En Exclus1ve Books se e-winkel is natuurlik ewe goed.

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