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South African Dossier

PHOTOGRAPHY
South Africa's Berni Searle has an exquisite photography series at MoMA called About to Forget (pictured, left) about her family and its fractures.

At Kyle Kauffman Gallery, 355 W. 39th [8th/9th] 212.594.8086, Travelers: South African Photographs from Another Era, Zulu and Xhosa men and women taken by the late Raymond Keeping.




KID'S ADVENTURE
The non-profit Project Explorer is a free educational tool for K-12 graders, parents and teachers that's about telling stories, stories of adventures around the globe, using text, photos, videos, and related educational materials. Their latest expedition was to South Africa.







WINE
We were pleasantly surprised to find that Sherry Lehmann carries about five dozen South African wines, starting at $7.95 for a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chard and up the scale to the very tony Vilafonté wines.





WRITERS
South African-born Anne Landsman, author of the much-praised The Devil's Chimney, has a new book out called The Rowing Lesson. She'll be at Clay, 25 West 14th [5th/6th] on November 9th, 8pm.


And Spud, a best-seller in South Africa by John van de Ruit, has just been published here. It's set in a boarding school in the 90s, with a 13-year-old protagonist named Spud Milton.






RESTAURANT
Get your Pap and Boerewors, Potjie Bredie, and Bobotie at Madiba, 195 DeKalb Ave. [Carlton/Adelphi] Bklyn 718.855.9190, the first South African restaurant in the country.






TRAVEL
Fly to South Africa from NY roundtrip for $927. Free add-on flights to Cape Town, Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth are included. Helpful travel planning here.


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