JOANNE JOSEPH, FREELANCE BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR
If money were no object, what one piece of iconic design would you buy?
I’d buy a piece of art. Sam Nhlengethwa has produced a mohair tapestry work called A er Miles Davis, featuring a trumpeter with two spotlights on him. It is so atmospheric, and it links back to my family’s cultural history.
For this issue of VISI, Joanne wrote one of our upfront essays (page 22), which tells the bittersweet story of her father’s lost home in Durban’s storied Grey Street area. She’s a multitalented TV and radio broadcaster who has had a presence in the South African media for 25 years. Currently in the midst of completing her PhD at Wits, Joanne is also the author of two best-selling books, the most recent of which is a novel, Children of Sugarcane (Jonathan Ball), which was published in South Africa in 2021 and will be released internationally in May this year.