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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: Newpaper cuttings from the Eastern Cape - Guy BUTLER
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 22:54:28 +0200
Please join me in welcoming Violet Wagner to the List. Hope you going to
be very happy with us. Here is a snippet of news from an Eastern Cape
Newspaper, which I hope makes you feel right at home.
Herald, 5 November 2002
Laurels at last for Guy Butler.
Bright son of the Eastern Cape that he was, Guy BUTLER enriched its
literature, recorded its lore, wrote singing poetry and brought lustre
to its theatre. Just as important, he taught. And many of his students
in turn have carried on his work. One of his favourite projects was the
Grahamstown Foundation and the great monument which was built on Gunfire
Hill to honour the people who have so enriched the culture of the
So it was that in his narrative poem, 'Pilgrimage to Dias Cross', he
brought together the ghosts of the past at the site, now called
Kwaaihoek, where DIAS raised that padrao in 1488. Around a fire of
flotsam, the poet brought together his heroes - Khoi, San, Xhosa,
settler, and of course DIAS, that most intrepid of ancient mariners. How
appropriate, then, that this work was presented in dramatic form at the
Monument Theatre last week when it was renamed to honour BUTLER.
It was time, at last, to afford the poet the laurels he had so richly
earned through his pen, his artistry and his love and respect for all
the people who have contributed to building this region.
May the theatre named for BUTLER bring people together as he would have
wished, in respect and understanding.
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