WE GO AGAIN
KEVIN MCCALLUM: Wonderful words drown out the cheers, vuvuzelas and tears
New book recounts 25 years of SA sport history
On Tuesday night at the Exclusive Books store at the Rosebank Mall, I sat and listened to two old colleagues talk about sport. There may be fewer things I like better. It was the launch of Vuvuzela Dawn, a book of 25 sports stories from the 25 years of South African democracy, written by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey, sports writers of some repute and talent. I worked with Luke at The Sunday Independent, where he was one of the founding team of the newspaper under the editorship of the legendary and late Rodney Hartman. I commissioned work from Ian when I was sports editor at The Sunday Independent for a few years. This book reminds me of those days, when we would take a lot more time and care with the stories we published, giving them the space to breathe and grow, and, most importantly, entertain. I haven’t had time to read all of Vuvuzela Dawn. It’s been less than 24 hours since I bought the book, so this is not so much a review as it is a whetting of the appetite. A quick dip int...