M&G Literary Festival programme

  • Saturday August 1, 9.30am
    Goodbye to all that: Decolonising culture and institutions
    Panel: Xolela Mangcu, Achille Mbembe, Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Thaddeus Metz
    Chair: Salim Vally
  • Saturday August 1, 11.30am
    It’s the economy, stupid!
    Panel: Herman Mashaba, Greg Mills and Patrick Bond
    Chair: Songezo Zibi
  • Saturday August 1, 1.30pm
    South Africa at a fork in the road
    Panel: Steven Friedman, Louis Picard, Rehana Rossouw and John Saul
    Chair: Adam Habib
  • Saturday August 1, 3.30pm
    Future perfect: Transforming Jo’burg from apartheid city to a city for all
    Panel: Nechama Brodie, David Everatt, Zayd Ebrahim and Rashid Seedat. 
    Chair: Phil Harrison
  • Sunday August 2, 9.30am
    South African fiction publishing at 21: Gatekeeping or rainmaking?
    Panel: Fourie Botha (Umuzi), Bridget Impey (Jacana), Thabiso Ma-hlape (The Black Bird), Debra Primo (UKZN Press) and David Robbins (Porcupine Press)
    Chair: Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
  • Sunday August 2, 11.30am
    Black and white in colour: Why race (still) matters
    Panel: Anthea Garman, Lewis Gordon, Xolela Mangcu, Hlonipha Mokoena and Melanie Verwoerd
    Chair: Shireen Hassim
  • Sunday August 2, 1.30pm
    The South African novel at 21
    Panel: Damon Galgut, Mandla Langa, Niq Mhlongo, Henrietta Rose-Innes and Ivan Vladislavic
    Chair: Leon de Kock
  • Sunday August 2, 3.30pm
    The Monuments Men: Rewriting reputation – Rhodes, Malan, Mandela & EM Forster
    Panel:Dean Allen, Damon Galgut, Lindie Koorts and Mandla Langa
    Chair: Achmat Dangor

*Note changes to the programme: 
Raks Seakhoa will no longer chair the South African fiction publishing at 21: Gatekeeping or rainmaking? panel. It will now be chaired by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen. 

Phil Harrison will now chair the Future perfect: Transforming Jo’burg from apartheid city to a city for all panel which Zeblon Vilakazi was set to chair.


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