Ways of Staying

Ways of Staying

Gathered together at the Gladstone Hotel on April 26, 2010, Jared Bland moderated a discussion between ex-pat South African Richard Poplak and current South African resident Kevin Bloom about the later's new book Ways of Staying. They debated the dark history of 350 years of oppression that their ancestors wreaked upon the country, the fact that though the country is no longer segregated, there is still a power divide between whites and blacks, and whether it is possible and how to overcome the past that makes every resident of South Africa question their every word and decision.