International Who’s Who in Poetry South African History Online. Driver’s father was captured by the Axis forces at Tobruk and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany. Jonty will read some of the poems, and there will be drinks and “small eats”. It is an 80, word account of the various schools Jonty Driver worked in after his arrival in the U. He has published five novels, six books of poetry, a biography and two short memoirs, and has been honorary senior lecturer in the School of Literature and Creative Writing of the University of East Anglia since Two poems appeared in the magazine Theology, May , No No 3:
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At about quarter past four he telephoned the Railway Police and two newspapers. There were four poems by C.
The Man with the Suitcase by CJ “Jonty” Driver
He has published five novels, six books of poetry, a biography and two short memoirs, and has been honorary senior lecturer in the School of Literature and Creative Writing of the University of East Anglia since Andrew’s College and where Jonty later did his schooling. On Wednesday 28 Jonry at p. A collectioin at the end of this recital on 2nd November has been shared between the chcurch and the Hantam Community Education Projerct in jnoty Karoo. While he was at Oxford, the South African authorities refused to renew his passport and he became stateless for several years, eventually becoming a British citizen.
The Man with the Suitcase : C. J. ‘Jonty’ Driver :
This recital is part of the local commemoratioin of the centenary of the end of WW1. A number of poems by Jonty have first appeared in that magazine. Places and the Voices of Writers. International Who’s Who in Poetry jknty Two poems appeared in the magazine Theology, MayNo No 3: Views Read Edit View history.
He retired as Master of Wellington College in and devoted himself to writing. Nagan, Winston P The Road to Democracy in South Africa: Truth is a Strange Fruit: Although Harris had warned the police and the press about the bomb, no effort to clear the concourse was made. xj
He jinty stateless for five years before being granted British citizenship. He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writingand This page was last edited on 8 Augustat He jontg President of the anti-apartheid National Union of South African Students NUSAS inhis term ending when he was detained for a period by the security police in solitary confinement, after which he moved to England.
South African History Online. 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.
When he came back to South Africa, the family moved to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where his father was appointed chaplain at St. There was a poem by C.
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 fj of petrol, a timing device adapted from a pocket-watch, an electric battery and two detonators. He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in and All of his applications to visit South Africa were refused untilwhen he began returning regularly.
Jonty Driver – Wikipedia
The Journal of Modern African Studies. Tweet this page Tweet. Other poems have been variously accepted, and will be announced when they have actually appeared.
Juta and Company Ltd. 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. In August and Septemberhe was detained without trial by the xj and held in solitary confinement, possibly because of his suspected involvement in the African Resistance Movementon his release he immediately left for England.