Avoiding the shame

2008-04-19 00:00

What do immigrants take with them when they move? This is the theme which currently absorbs the award-winning author Jonny Steinberg.

We meet after he has delivered a short speech to the Cape Town Press Club about the book, which relates the experience of his journey in the Eastern Cape with 29-year-old Sizwe Magadla. A spaza shop owner, Magadla is one of a few successful individuals from a poor village in rural Transkei who is afraid to take an HIV test.

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