Throughout the history of humankind, the written and the spoken word have shaped the course of events. In the space of this conference, we aim to explore how writers and readers influence society. Do writers steer the course of a country’s socio-political passage by pointing to and appraising the mores and values of its people and its leaders?
Siphiwo Mahala (When A Man Cries), Peter Harris (Bare Ground), Dr Sindiwe Magona (Beauty’s Gift), Maishe Maponya (Gangsters), Antjie Krog (Lady Anne) & Melinda Ferguson (Smacked)
Facilitator: Christopher Thurman
Date: 8 September