TOPICAL SESSIONS TO KEEP YOU
AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
With so little time to do, we’re really having a hard time choosing between the different panel discussions on a programme that uses books, authors and expert facilitators to stimulate lively discussion on topical issues facing our country – and tell #OURSTORIES.
- Rebels, Rage and Revolution (Sunday, 10h00). Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo, the editors of a collection of essays by the students behind the Fees Must Fall movement, will debate its meaning with the then-chancellor of Wits University, Adam Habib, and Oxford scholar Rekgotsofetse Chikane, who have both published books on the subject.
- Black Tax and its Discontents (Sunday, 14h30). The ubiquitous Niq Mhlongo, superstar writer Dudu Busani Dube and publisher-at-large Phehello Mofokeng will take a close look at how history keeps a whole generation in debt.
- Africa Reimagined (Saturday, 16h00). A new generation of political scholars and activists will discuss the reimagining of African identity, the myths of the rainbow nation and the truth about democracy. Rekgotsofetse Chikane, Gaonganelwe Tiro and Hlumelo Biko will be among those participating.
These are just some of the many highlights of a programme featuring more than 100 authors, poets, storytellers and facilitators across nearly 30 panel discussions, debates, launches and more.