Mhlongo’s take on this truly African festival is of course interesting to us at the SABF.
“The great thing about the PaGya Festival is that everything happens around one place—the sessions, the restaurant, the book stalls, the food stalls and the bar are all in the Goethe-Institut’s yard. Every night there is a beautiful performance of poetry and traditional storytelling that is accompanied by great African music. There are readings, book launches and discussions—as the first year of the festival it must be counted a great success. One of the highlights is the launch of Chuma’s latest novel The Extinction of Menai, which was packed out.”
Read the full piece on the JRB here.