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FOR BOOKS' SAKE talks to DR Sindiwe Magone. Interviewed by Judy Croome

29th November 2012

In 1943, Dr Sindiwe Magona was born in Tsolo, Gungululu, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and grew up in the Cape Flats of the Western Cape. She finished high school through a correspondence course, follwed that with a BA Degree from  the University of South Africa and a Master's Degree in Social Work at Columbia University in New York. 

Interview with Dr Sindiwe Magona – for the love of literature. By Astrid Stark

17 March 2010

This was first published in Cape Times. 


The first time I met Dr Sindiwe Magona I suffered sweaty palms and my heart was thrashing about in my throat. Four of us were pitching a drama to the commissioning head of a national radio station. We’d been working on our story for nearly two months and Magona was one of our mentors at the writers’ workshop. We presented our proposal to her half an hour before the final pitch.

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