5 Questions Meet our guests Image supplied 5 Questions for Chika Unigwe Nigerian author of four novels, Chika Unigwe's home and travels influence her work in equal measure. She spoke to us in the run up to the inaugural Abantu Book Fair in Soweto, Johannesburg. Image supplied 5 questions for Vincent Bezuidenhout Vincent Bezuidenhout's exhibition Fail Deadly at GoetheonMain interogates apartheid South Africa's nuclear project. Nakhane Touré © Goethe-Institut/Andile Buka 5 questions for Nakhane Touré South African Music Award (SAMA) winning writer Nakhane Touré recently turned his attention to fiction writing as a way of coming full circle with his place of birth and upbringing. Zakes Mda © Goethe-Institut/Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi 5 Fragen an Zakes Mda Der gefragte Autor, Pädagoge und Maler Zakes Mda war vor kurzem zu Gast bei Literary Crossroads. Die regelmäßig im Goethe-Institut stattfindende Reihe präsentiert Autoren aus aller Welt und stellt die verschiedenen in ihren Werken vorkommenden Themen und Motive zur Diskussion. Photo (detail): Franziska Sinn 5 Questions for Thorsten S. Wiedemann Thorsten S. Wiedemann is the creative mind and initiator of A MAZE. Interact Festival. In this Q&A session, he talks about what A MAZE. is all about, Jump ’n’ Run parties, and why he chose Johannesburg as a venue. Sello Pesa. © Val Adamson 5 Questions for Sello Pesa Sello Pesa, artistic director of Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre and the creative mind of SPINES – In House Project talks about the project and Johannesburg. 5 Questions for Akinbode Akinbiyi Renowned Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi talks about urban space in Johannesburg, walking slowly and lost innocence. Photo (detail): © Miriam Daepp 5 Questions for Christian Nerf Christian Nerf’s open studio at GoetheonMain, entitled „Things Are Odd“, gives visitors a glimpse of the artist’s creative process. We spoke to him about life and art. Linda Gabriel © Masimba Sasa 5 Questions for Linda Gabriel To spoken word artist Linda Gabriel, poetry is like breathing. She talks to us about the universality of stories, the spoken word scene in sub-Sahara Africa, and the Spoken Word Project, an initiative by the Goethe-Institut. © CUSS Group 5 Questions for CUSS Group Ravi Govender of artist group CUSS talks about BROWZA, an anagram for "a BRighter tomorrOW ZA” and the featured artist in their interactive exhibition “Video Party”. Lindiwe Matshikiza © Stephanie O'Connor 5 Questions for Lindiwe Matshikiza A pregnant woman is greeted with much celebration among strangers – until the child is born and resembles a donkey. We spoke to Lindiwe Matshikiza, writer-director of the stage play 'Donkey Child'. Lard Buurman © Image supplied by the artist 5 Questions for Lard Buurman For his exhibition and publication “Africa Junctions”, Dutch photographer Lard Buurman photographed 14 cities in 12 African countries. He spoke to us about his fascination with urban public spaces and African photographers he admires. © supplied by Darryl Els 5 Questions for Darryl Els Darryl Els, co-founder and programme director of The Bioscope Independent Cinema, speaks to us about South African film talent and off mainstream film programming. © photo supplied by Ingrid LaFleur 5 Questions for Ingid LaFleur Ingrid LaFleur, curator of the upcoming exhibition Where Paradise Grows, opening on 10 July 2014 at GoetheonMain, talked to us about similarities between her hometown Detroit and Johannesburg, about non-indigenous plants and more. Image supplied 5 Questions for Bianca Baldi South African visual artist Bianca Baldi, whose work 'Zero Latitude' was commissioned by the 8th Berlin Biennale, spoke to us about explorer De Brazza, his Louis Vuitton suitcase and her approach to artistic practice. © Thami Manekehla 5 Questions for Thabiso Pule In his new multimedia performance, choreographer Thabiso Pule concerns himself with changes in Johannesburg’s ecosystem. He says: "Our environment has been the victim of all sorts of attacks." Thando Mama © Palesa Motsomi 5 Fragen an Thando Mama In seiner neuen Multimedia-Installation „Umhobe We Sizwe”, die bei GoetheonMain zu sehen ist, beschäftigt sich der Künstler Thando Mama mit dem Nationalgefühl und untersucht zu diesem Zweck die südafrikanische Nationalhymne.