M&G JHB Literary Festival 2011

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Lightening up the fest
Lightening up the fest
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.
Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar
Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar
South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.
Bringing history to life
Bringing history to life
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.
'ANC government protects white privilege'
'ANC government protects white privilege'
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.
M&G Literary Festival: 'The Johannesburg Moment'
M&G Literary Festival: 'The Johannesburg Moment'
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.
Book extract: The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street by Denis Hirson
Book extract: The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street by Denis Hirson
Denis Hirson will be at the M&G Literary Festival on "Memories of the city".
Writing at Jozi's heart
Writing at Jozi's heart
South Africa is not a very good place to find work by African authors.
A moment to dwell on the city
A moment to dwell on the city
The festival will touch on personal and political memories of the city of Jo'burg.
Book extract: Foot Soldier for Freedom by Rica Hodgson
Book extract: Foot Soldier for Freedom by Rica Hodgson
Veteran anti-apartheid activist Rica Hodgson (91) will be on stage with Hugh Lewin and Ronnie Kasrils in "Memory is the Weapon".
Cape literary pick: September 2 2011
Cape literary pick: September 2 2011
The Independent Publishing Project highlights the role of self- or small-scale publishing in South Africa.

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