The Empty Chair Season Three Trailer

02 Feb 2022
The Empty Chair Season Three Trailer

Introducing Season Three of The Empty Chair, a podcast from PEN South Africa.

Our long transatlantic conversation continues in Season Three as we host writers, musicians, historians and representatives from historic community radio stations, based in South Africa and the USA.

This season focuses on Black History Month, which is observed annually in February in the US, and we reflect on and provoke questions about archives, memory, remembrance, freedom, revered ancestors, constructed identities, literary influences, our reading histories, how we tell the stories of our past and also celebrate those working to make the world a better place in the present.

Each of our episodes is dedicated to an imprisoned writer or a writer who has been harassed, detained, and sometimes tortured by the state. The first episode of Season Three will be released on 3 February 2022.

Listen to the trailer here: