224pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019
Originally published in the UK in 2019.
"This is the book we have all been waiting for - the first major volume on South Africa's most widely-consumed medium: black radio. Focused on Zulu radio drama (and more), this elegant book bursts with insights and bustles with memorable characters. A monumental achievement, it re-defines South African cultural history and will be read for decades to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand
"Liz Gunner illustrates the possibilities of voice the [radio] dramas within Apartheid and post-apartheid eras enable through a focus on Zulu language radio. [She] contributes significantly to our understanding of the local contours of race, empire and trauma...through the prism of the mediated voice." Laura Kunreuther, Bard College
Liz Gunner is Visiting Research Professor in the School of Languages, University of Johannesburg. Her most recent books include the co-edited Radio in Africa: publics, cultures, communities and Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature (with Graham Furniss)