Literary Crossroads is a new series of talks where South African writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today. The series is curated by Indra Wussow, in cooperation with previous guests of literary crossroads.
Olajumoke Verissimo (Nigeria) & Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria, Barbados, South Africa)
Martin Egblewogbe (Ghana) & Nick Mulgrew (South Africa)
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo (Kenya) & TJ Dema (Botswana)
December 2016 (tbc), 19H00
Cynthia Marangwanda (Zimbabwe), Kurt Ellis (South Africa) & Jesús Sepúlveda (Chile)
Panashe Chigumadzi (Zimbabwe/South Africa) & Zukiswa Wanner (Kenya)
Zakes Mda (South Africa) & Nakhane Touré (South Africa)
Rewriting South African Landscapes
Two writers of two generations meet and revisit the landscape of the Eastern Cape that is so much part of their writing.
Nadia Davids (South Africa) and Han Lynn (Myanmar)
Negotiating the private and the public
How writers respond to change and transition
Literary Crossroads at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Literature in South Africa: Literature & Non-Fiction, International Dialogue
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany
Nii Parkes (Ghana/GB), Charl Pierre Naudé and Guy Helminger (Luxemburg)
Language and identity in poetical writing
Three authors from different backgrounds explore the relationship of language in forming their writing identities.
Henrietta Rose Innes (South Africa) and Angela Makholwa (South Africa)
Of Nature and Imagination
Presenting individual takes on the topic of nature and imagination – what perceptions of nature and the supernatural exist in literary text.
Muthoni Muhunyo (Worldreader), Mignon Hardie (Fundza Literary Trust) and Ingo Niermann (FIKTION)
Africa calling - about publishing and distributing literature
Two African publishers share their experiences on the book market on the African continent. A German publisher tells us about the success of African writers on the German book market.
Masande Ntshanga and SJ Naudé (both from South Africa)
Chronists of Change
Exploring insights into two different literary landscapes of Africa and two different approaches of how to respond to the world as a writer and intellectual.
More upcoming events to be announced here and in the events calendar.