Author Denis Hirson is back in South Africa for a visit from France, which he has called home since 1975, to speak about his latest offering – My Thirty-Minute Bar Mitzvah: A Memoir.
Hirson is one of SA’s illustrious, intellectual minds who has written a series of memoirs that are a kind of depiction of a country that has been lost to many.
He revisits the 1960s, when he marked his 13th birthday through the Jewish right of passage during the apartheid years.
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He speaks to Books & Beverages podcast host Fred Khumalo about what triggered him to write.
Hirson also looks at the current situation in SA and says citizens are saturated in the crisis and not looking at life around them.