Time of the Writer

 
The word made flesh through music
The word made flesh through music
This year, all of Time of The Writer’s evening sessions have been prefaced by a musical segment called Notes on Music. While opening with music...
Decolonise the book to create anew
Decolonise the book to create anew
Thando Mgqolozana, author of Unimportance (2016), Hear Me Alone (2011) and A Man Who Is Not a Man (2009), announced at...
African Flavour Books: Vaal’s little piece of heaven
African Flavour Books: Vaal’s little piece of heaven
Fortescue Helepi, the owner of African Flavour Books, says he has put almost every cent he has earned over the past three years into his bookstore...
Disputing the book as the almighty source of knowledge
Disputing the book as the almighty source of knowledge
If you had come to Time of the Writer session 'The Book and Knowledge Production' (held at KwaMashu Library) and expected panelists with...
Thando Mgqolozana on how can we decolonise SA literature
Thando Mgqolozana on how can we decolonise SA literature
On the opening night of last year's Time of the Writer (TOTW) festival, author Thando Mgqolozana announced that he’d forsworn...
Not much to write home about
Not much to write home about
If the work is great, the ­publicist, the readers and the author are united in their joy; if it’s bad, the event organisers, the author...
Talent flows at Time of the Writer
Talent flows at Time of the Writer
This edition of the festival, now in its 16th year, brings novelists, activists and playwrights to Durban for a week-long indaba that dissects...
Writing: Still a cultural weapon
Writing: Still a cultural weapon
Back-slaps and laughter reverberate around a Durban hotel lounge as writers gathered for the 11th Time of the Writer Festival greet old comrades....
Imagining the riddles of our time
Imagining the riddles of our time
An edited extract from Breyten Breytenbach's speech at the Time of the Writer festival
Writers' voices
Writers' voices
Niren Tolsi sought response from writers attending the Time of the Writer festival about their role, and Breyten Breytenbach's views on South...

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