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Event #48: Sweet is the Fruit of the Prickly – Chris Mann

This is a programme of song-poems for the guitar where I appear in disguise as ‘Fafa Hopkins’ and sing a series of original song-poems based on life in the hinterlands of South Africa.

Chris Mann’s most recent books are Lifelines (encounters with animals from aardvark to zebra), Rudiments of Grace (love poems to his wife) and Epiphanies (faith poems). Chris, whose stage name is Fafa Hopkins, is convenor of Wordfest South Africa, Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Rhodes and the recipient of the English Academy of South Africa’s gold medal for 2019.

Venue: The-Well at Temenos


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