Verashni Pillay will chat to Anele Mdoda, Khaya Dlanga and others tonight at the M&G Literary Festival, in a session about being young in SA in 2012.
The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.
Although little known in the English world, Patrick Chamoiseau's novel Texaco should be read all over.
The M&G Literary Festival features a lineup of well-known names from the worlds of media and publishing.
Mongane Wally Serote has joined Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal as the only other African winner of the Golden Wreath Award.
Darryl Accone previews the line-up for the Mail & Guardian's annual celebration of literature.
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".
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".
Jane Rosenthal on how the women portrayed in local fiction are a reflection of their changing status.
Kally Forrest recounts the violence that has surrounded Numsa.
Henrietta Rose-Innes looks at the layers and lives of a city in her novel Nineveh (Umuzi). This is an extract from At the Gates.
Jo'burg's past, present and future hold rich challenges for writers and analysts.