Wonderful evening at Reddits Poetry

Wonderful evening at Reddits Poetry last Friday evening. Savoured a glass of wine at Cafe D’Vine and listened to a cross-section of Grahamstonians reading their own poetry and that of others. Had opportunity to share the story of The Grahamstown Project and later took a risk and read “Foot-slogging, Grahamstown – Alicedale … along the railway track. Day 2 diary” to the gathered company.

Thank you to Harry Owen for the invitation to join the group. Reddits meet at 6 for 6:30 last Friday of the month at Cafe D’Vine. We’ll be back. And thank you to a set of new friends. This morning I received a note from Roddy Fox and a set of striking photographs he took at Atherstone Station on the Grahamstown – Alicedale line. Have a look at www.roddyfox.com for more of his work.

We are thrilled that RoddytheFox will be sharing a selection of his thoughtful and inspiring images of Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape every Friday with The Grahamstown Project.


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.