22 episodes

A South African literary podcast featuring conversations about books with local writers and readers. Hosted by Vasti Calitz.
We'd love to hear from you. Send an email to areaderscommunity@gmail.com.

A Readers' Community A Readers' Community

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

A South African literary podcast featuring conversations about books with local writers and readers. Hosted by Vasti Calitz.
We'd love to hear from you. Send an email to areaderscommunity@gmail.com.

    Writing Crime with Rofhiwa Maneta

    Writing Crime with Rofhiwa Maneta

    In this, the final episode of the season, we take a trip through some crime writing via Rofhiwa Maneta's, 'A Man, a Fire, a Corpse', a book about his father, the top cop of Soweto - Captain Amos Maneta.

    Mervyn recommends 'Young Blood' by Sifiso Mzobe, 'Hammerman' by Mike Nicol, 'The Heist Men' by Andrew Brown, 'Unforgiven' by Liz Macgregor, and 'How to be a Revolutionary' by CA Davids.

    Hosted by Vasti Calitz. Produced by Vasti Calitz and Andri Burnett. 

    This season is made possible by a grant by the National Arts Council.

    A Readers' Community is a South African literary podcast centring local authors.

    • 47 min
    BONUS: Queer Spec Fic with Keely Shinners

    BONUS: Queer Spec Fic with Keely Shinners

    We explore queerness in speculative fiction, featuring Keely Shinners talking about their debut novel, How to Build a Home for the End of the World, and with recommendations from Colin Pegon.

    Colin and Vasti talk about ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ by Urusula K Le Guin, ‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie, ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’ by Alistair Mackay, and ‘Kindred’ by Octavia Butler.

    Hosted by Vasti Calitz. Produced by Vasti Calitz and Andri Burnett.

    This season is made possible by a grant by the National Arts Council.

    A Readers' Community is a books podcast centring authors from and based in South Africa.

    • 45 min
    Cities with Tshidiso Moletsane

    Cities with Tshidiso Moletsane

    We go on some literary journeys through South African cities, featuring Tshidiso Moletsane talking about his debut novel, Junx, and with recommendations from Dela Gwala.

    Dela recommends ‘Our Move Next’, curated by Kelly-Eve Koopman, Sarah Summers and Vasti Hannie; ‘The Eternal Audience of One’ by Rémy Ngamije, ‘Zoo City’ by Lauren Beukes, and ‘The Woman Next Door’ by Yewande Omotoso. ‘Our Move Next’ is available for download here.

    Hosted by Vasti Calitz. Produced by Vasti Calitz and Andri Burnett.

    This season is made possible by a grant by the National Arts Council.

    A Readers' Community is a South African book podcast centring local authors.

    • 38 min
    Sex and Death with Yewande Omotoso

    Sex and Death with Yewande Omotoso

    We explore the connection between sex and death in literature, with a conversation with Yewande Omotoso about her book, ‘An Unusual Grief’, and with recommendations from Efemia Chela.

    Efemia recommends ‘Blackass’ by A Igoni Barrett, ‘Luster’ by Raven Leilani, ‘Detransition, Baby’ by Torrey Peters, and ‘In the Heart of the Country’ by JM Coetzee.

    Hosted by Vasti Calitz. Produced by Vasti Calitz and Andri Burnett.

    This season is made possible by a grant by the National Arts Council.

    A Readers' Community is a books podcast featuring conversations with South African authors and readers.

    • 48 min
    Stories of the Everyday with Terry-Ann Adams

    Stories of the Everyday with Terry-Ann Adams

    Vasti talks to Terry-Ann Adams about their book, 'White Chalk', and gets recommendations from Omphile Raleie of Bookamoso about narratives of the everyday in fiction.

    Omphile recommends ‘The GoldDiggers’ by Sue Nyathi, ‘The Ones with Purpose’ by Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, ‘Bows and Butterflies’ by Xoli M, and ‘Searching for Simphiwe’ by Sifiso Mzobe.

    Hosted by Vasti Calitz. Produced by Vasti Calitz and Andri Burnett.

    This season is made possible by a grant by the National Arts Council.

    A Readers' Community is a literary podcast featuring conversations with South African authors and readers.

    • 46 min
    Trailer: Season 3

    Trailer: Season 3

    Season 3 of A Readers' Community is coming your way. First episode out on 11 May 2022. Subscribe so you don't miss it.

    To get in touch, email areaderscommunity@gmail.com.

    A Readers' Community is a literary podcast featuring conversations about South African books.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ZAR-USD ,

Great Content - Long Overdue

This podcast is long, long overdue. The quality engagements at the in-store book events and the Open Book Festival needed to reach a wider community. Super happy you have translated the experience into a podcast.

The production quality is professional, top shelf stuff.

May the book sales soar!

JSWSA ,

Best book shop can only make the best book podcast

Cannot wait to listen to more episodes and to celebrate books!

MartinC8000 ,

Local book stuff, yay!

Very enjoyable! Glad to hear some local voices. I subtracted one star because there was a distinct lack of cats :p. Other than that, great!

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