Tuesday, August 2, 2011

September 11, King George VI, the National Party, A S Byatt

The world changed irrevocably after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the US. A year on, I reflected on the day's events. Also covered in these articles, published in the Herald, Port Elizabeth, in 2002, is my condemnation of the renaming of a treasured old city art gallery, a celebration of the demise of the National Party, a letter from a detractor, and a review of an A S Byatt novel.

Published on September 11, 2002, I look back here on what happened a year earlier. Sadly, my editor at the time saw fit to "run" with early, grossly inflated death-toll figures. (Please click on the text to see it in larger format.)

The King George VI Art Gallery became the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Why? The final part of this piece is below.

The remainder of the art gallery article.

How ironic that the ANC should have cosied up to the party of apartheid, the National Party.

An African reader's criticism of my alleged "black-o-phobia", from November 20, 2002.

Also on November 20, 2002, this review of A S Byatt's A Whistling Woman was published.

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