From Monday: A fortnight of debate

The country’s major literary events the Weekly Mail Book Week, will open in Cape Town on Monday and Johannesburg on November 7 with a keynote address on censorship by Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.

A fortnight of discussions will follow among leading authors, artists, photographers, academics, poets, playwrights and publishers on subjects including literature and politics, art and the “struggle” and influences exerted on the writing of history.

The Essential Gesture by Nadine Gordimer, co-published, in South Africa by Taurus and David Philip, will be launched at the Book Week.

Justified Press will launch three books of poetry — At the End of the Day by Andries Oliphant; Collecting Darkness by Don MacLennan; and Images from Africa by Lola Watter.

Justified will also introduce the Vita Anthology of New South African Short Fiction edited by Marcia Leveson.

All five books will be launched at the final session of the Book Week on Saturday, November 7 in Johannesburg.

The Weekly Mail Book Week is sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy, the French Embassy, the British Council and Exclusive Books.

Wine has been provided by Zonnebloem.

Sessions in Cape Town will be held at the Baxter Concert Hall and in Johannesburg at the Market Theatre Warehouse.

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever. But it comes at a cost. Advertisers are cancelling campaigns, and our live events have come to an abrupt halt. Our income has been slashed.


The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years. We’ve survived thanks to the support of our readers, we will need you to help us get through this.

To help us ensure another 35 future years of fiercely independent journalism, please subscribe.

Advertising

Schools: Confusion rather than clarity and confidence reign

The way in which Angie Motshekga has handled the reopening of schools has caused many people to lose confidence in her

The backlogs, denials and future of testing Covid-19

The National Health Laboratory Services finally admitted to a bottleneck last week, after denying there were any issues since April. According to the service, the backlog of 80 000 tests started in the first week of May
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday