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.

He spoke on “the Johannesburg moment”, and questioned Jo’burg’s position in history and fiction, and the place it occupies in memory and memoir.

Von Holdt is the director of the Society Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Read his full speech here.

The Mail & Guardian Johannesburg Literary Festival hopes to be bigger and better this September. To mark the city’s 125th birthday the festival will focus on Jo’burg as both an African city and a world city. Visit our special report here.




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