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Driver in a recent Oxford Magazine No A number of poems by Jonty have first appeared in that magazine. Views Read Edit View history. He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing , and All of his applications to visit South Africa were refused until , when he began returning regularly. There were four poems by C. 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.

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This recital is part of the local commemoratioin of the centenary of the end of WW1. At tea-time on the afternoon of Friday 24 July a young white South African, John Harris, jonnty 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.

A collectioin at the end of this recital on 2nd November jonnty been shared between the chcurch and the Hantam Community Education Projerct in the Karoo. A number of poems by Jonty have first appeared in that magazine.

A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape: Views Read Edit View history. South African History Online.

Jonty Driver – Wikipedia

He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writingand Juta and Company Ltd. The book is available from the publisher, from local bookshops or from Amazon. Although the newspapers passed their information to the police, in the jotny that elapsed apparently no action was taken. All of jontg applications to visit South Africa were refused untilwhen he began returning regularly. Retrieved from ” https: Driver in a recent Oxford Magazine No It is an 80, word account of the various schools Jonty Driver worked in after his arrival in the U.


International Who’s Who in Poetry During this period his father did wartime service in North Africa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 He was stateless for five years before being granted British monty.

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.

The Man with the Suitcase by CJ “Jonty” Driver

Login Logout Edit page. He was 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.

Andrew’s College and where Jonty later did his jjonty. The positions he held in those schools were: While he was a postgraduate student at Trinity College, Oxford, his passport expired and the South African authorities at the time declined to renew it. For more than twenty years he was prohibited from returning to South Africa. Truth is a Strange Fruit: Two poems appeared in the magazine Theology, MayNo No 3: In August and Septemberhe was detained without trial by the police and held in solitary confinement, possibly because of his suspected involvement in the African Resistance Movementon his release he immediately left for England.


CJ ‘Jonty’ Driver (Author of The Man with the Suitcase)

Retrieved 11 August On Wednesday 28 November at p. Peter Fields, violinist, provided some tunes in between the poems. Although Harris had warned the police and the press about the bomb, no effort to clear the concourse was made.

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. At about quarter past four he telephoned the Railway Police and two newspapers.