At about quarter past four he telephoned the Railway Police and two newspapers. It is an 80, word account of the various schools Jonty Driver worked in after his arrival in the U. Tweet this page Tweet. When he came back to South Africa, the family moved to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where his father was appointed chaplain at St. He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in and A collectioin at the end of this recital on 2nd November has been shared between the chcurch and the Hantam Community Education Projerct in the Karoo.
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Jonty will read some of the poems, and there will be drinks and “small eats”. Although the newspapers passed their information to the police, in the time that elapsed apparently no action was taken. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There was a poem by C. Driver in a recent Oxford Magazine No It is an 80, word account of the various schools Jonty Ch worked in after his arrival in the U. While he was at Oxford, the South African authorities refused to renew his passport and he jojty stateless for several years, eventually becoming a British citizen.
Some Schools by CJ (Jonty) Driver | PEN South Africa
For more than twenty years he was prohibited from returning to South Africa. He was stateless for five years before being granted British citizenship.
He said he was speaking on behalf of the African Resistance Movement, that there was a bomb in the station, and that the station should be cleared at once. Other poems have been variously accepted, and will be announced when they have actually appeared.
Retrieved 11 August South African History Online. International Who’s Who in Poetry A Literary Guide to jomty Eastern Cape: Juta and Company Ltd. Tweet this page Tweet.
Some Schools by CJ (Jonty) Driver
In August and Septemberhe was detained without trial by the police and held in solitary confinement, possibly because of his suspected involvement in the Jontt Resistance Movementon his release he immediately left for England. Although Harris had warned the police and the press about the bomb, no effort to clear the concourse was made.
Driver has come up with new evidence that the decision not to clear the concourse after the warnig may have been made as deliberate policy. During this period his father did wartime service in North Africa. Charles Jonathan ‘Jonty’ Driver born is a South African anti-apartheid activistformer political prisonereducationalistpoet and writer. Two poems appeared in the magazine Theology, MayNo No 3: Ci Logout Jjonty page.
When he came back to South Africa, the family moved to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where his father was appointed chaplain at St. At about quarter past four he telephoned the Railway Police and two newspapers. On Wednesday 28 November at p. Fifty years ago, John Harris was hanged for having placed a bomb in the concourse of Johannesburg station, which caused the death of a bystander and injured horribly others nearby.
There were four poems by C. This page was last edited on 8 Augustat At tea-time on the afternoon of Friday 24 July a young white South African, John Harris, put down in the main concourse of Johannesburg station…a large brown suitcase containing eight sticks of dynamite, a quantity of Cordtex, a two-gallon plastic container of petrol, a timing device adapted from a pocket-watch, an electric battery and two detonators.