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Episode 2

Journalist Mark Gevisser shares his experience of returning from a peaceful life in France to a politically fraught South Africa.

Five letters from five South African writers exploring life there in the week of the ANC elections. These letters reflect on living in South Africa now, in all its troubled richness.

Journalist Mark Gevisser shares his experience of returning from a peaceful life in France to a politically fraught South Africa . Gevisser luxuriates in the beauty of his new seaside residence in a village outside Cape Town, but soon discovers signs of a desperate underclass living very close to home.

Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa's leading authors and journalists. His latest book, the memoir 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' was shortlisted for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature in 2014. His biography of second post-apartheid President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki - 'Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream' - was the winner of the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize.

Written and read by Mark Gevisser
Produced by Nicola Holloway.

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