Sep 2020

Facilitator: Jennifer Malec • Participants: Dr Siphiwo Mahala / Prof Njabulo Ndebele

Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 10:30 - 11:30

Sol Plaatje’s 1930 Mhudi was the first full-length novel to be written in English by a black South African. Eighteen years later, the first post-1948 generation of black writers began to be published by Drum magazine. A stellar line-up of Dr Siphiwo Mahala, Prof Njabulo Ndebele and Sabata-Mpho Mokae discuss these pivotal literary milestones – and their effect on contemporary SA writing. Jennifer Malec of the Johannesburg Review of Books facilitates.