PODCAST: Bowie the poet
In this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet.
But is it possible for Bowie to reinvent himself?
The entire episode plays out in his neighbourhood — Belhar Extension 13 in Cape Flats — which produces young men like Anthero everyday, and now refuses to see him in a new light.
Sound Africa is supported by the Open Society Foundation’s Project for Independent Journalism and Hindenburg Systems. Every two weeks a new episode will be released here and on Soundafrica.org.
For more, follow Sound Africa on Facebook, Twitter or listen to all our documentaries on iTunes, Soundcloud or our website.
You can also subscribe to the Sound Africa newsletter.