Friday, January 22, 2016

Conflict of the Heart ... Lucie Pagé

"It's not an easy country, but it is a fascinating one. I love it," says Lucie Pagé on the iStart2 Show this week.

She speaks passionately about her love for the earth and the arts. She is adamant that we have killed our values and that we need to go back and ask: "What is life about?" and "We must stop accepting bullshit. We just don't give a damn!" She's fierce and passionate about sustainability issues. 

"We have lost the plot in the World. But there is hope!
- Lucie Pagé
Lucie also chatted to us about joining hands across those so-called "barriers" like language, culture, race, religion, sexual and gender issues: "It is the fear of difference. How do we change?"

Lucie bares it all in her book Conflict of the Heart:
"One day, as I was hanging my washing outside, I came face-to-face with two armed men who trained their guns on me, their fingers on the trigger (Conflict of the Heart, page 139). I had great fears but I also lived great moments, perhaps the most incredible one of my career being Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President. To live so close to this great man – he was our neighbour in Cape Town – and to have been such a close witness to his five years in the president’s seat gave me back faith in humanity."

"I wrote my first book, Mon Afrique (Conflict of the Heart) a book about the Mandela era (1990-1999) from the apartheid I lived to the birth of democracy I witnessed as a journalist, woman, White, mother of a child in shared custody between two continents, and wife of a minister, Jay Naidoo, in Mandela’s government."

To listen to the show just click play in the podcast below. If you want to be a lucky recipient of her book, pay attention to the song we play on the show: 

Thought of the Day:
Win a copy of the book 
Conflict of the Heart 
in two easy steps:
Lucie has given us five copies of her book to give away to five (5) lucky listeners. To get your hands on one of these copies, just follow two easy steps:

1) Like the iStart2 Challenge facebook page here

2) Send us an inbox message (on the page) with the name of the song we played on Lucie's show together with your name and post box particulars.

Winners to be announced on our facebook page on Thursday 28 January!

Have a wonderful week :-)