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Archive for June 7th, 2017

“I couldn’t for a moment discern another voice than Gerald’s”: launch of Shadow Play

Melville’s Love Books recently played host to the launch of Gerald Kraak’s Shadow Play, posthumously completed by Alison Lowry.

Lowry was in conversation with Michael Titlestad, a professor in the Department of English at Wits University.

Titlestad and Lowry discussed Lowry’s struggle to complete a text without the author’s guidance, with Lowry commenting that Kraak’s absence was tangible.

Yet, she added, not having to work with a stubborn author turned out to be a relief.

She attributed her involvement with Shadow Play to Dee Dee Moyle, a close friend of Kraak who approached Lowry after his untimely death.

After their session, an audience member and close friend of the late Kraak, commented that he couldn’t “for a moment discern another voice than Gerald’s.”

Lowry humbly responded that that was all she needed to hear.

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