The LitFest brought out the M&G's core readership to witness some intellectually heady discussions. But what it lacked was a serious injection of hip.
South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.
South Africa's most powerful struggle memoirs celebrate the personal as much as the political. That was the message of the M&G Literary Festival.
The state has the power to bring balance to SA, but is instead acting as "a bodyguard of whiteness", Andile Mngxitama told the M&G Literary Festival.
The M&G Jo'burg Literary Festival opened on Friday night with an address by Professor Karl Von Holdt on the city's place in history and fiction.
Denis Hirson will be at the M&G Literary Festival on "Memories of the city".
South Africa is not a very good place to find work by African authors.
The festival will touch on personal and political memories of the city of Jo'burg.
Veteran anti-apartheid activist Rica Hodgson (91) will be on stage with Hugh Lewin and Ronnie Kasrils in "Memory is the Weapon".
The Independent Publishing Project highlights the role of self- or small-scale publishing in South Africa.