M&G JHB Literary Festival 2011

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M&G JHB Literary Festival 2011

To mark the city’s 125th birthday the festival will focus on Jo’burg as both an African city and a world city.

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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

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

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.