South African Voices
January 9, 2007 Tuesday 3PM CT
This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about magnificent work of renowned master storytellers from South Africa.
- Harold Scheub, professor of African languages and literature, University of Wisconsin–Madison, author of "South African Voices"
- Iddi 1/9/07: "Words cannot express my joy listening ton the professor relate the stories in South Africa. I was born in Northern Ghana and this hour has transported me back the hazy lazy days of the dry hamattan season between September and March when farm work was done and the work left in the home… mainly shelling peanuts and corn from the cob. As little boys, we would roam the village and look for the house with the best story tellers in the evenings. In front of a roaring fire and food, the story teller would regale us with stories of our history and we would shell away. We did this every evening throughout the hamattan season. Thank you for transporting me home."