Franschhoek Literary Festival

 
Africans deserve to hear their stories
Africans deserve to hear their stories
At the Franschhoek Literary Festival a few months ago, I was sorely challenged on the foundation of the English curriculum taught in South African...
To hate gays is to hate God
To hate gays is to hate God
I found my Christianity in high school. At the peak of my faith, I attended youth groups every Friday, embarked on an annual church camp to Port...
Rappetti reveals her many selves
Rappetti reveals her many selves
The opening scene of my favourite musical, Rent, begins with Seasons of Love and a familiar piano riff. Characters gather at the...
Land expropriation without compensation? On these conditions
Land expropriation without compensation? On these conditions
President Ramaphosa’s qualifiers to amending Section 25 of the Constitution to enable land expropriation without compensation (EWC) were:
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
The Western Cape town of Franschhoek is a strange place. How could it not be, when it’s an unlikely enclave on the tip of Africa that French...
Forthright Jansen has drawn both admirers and detractors
Forthright Jansen has drawn both admirers and detractors
It’s hard to get near to Jonathan Jansen. The University of the Free State (UFS) rector has just given a talk at the Franschhoek Literary...
SA's literary scene: Throwing the book at the system
SA's literary scene: Throwing the book at the system
In one of the many post-Franschhoek Literary Festival debates that have taken place around the idea of decolonising literature, it is perhaps...
'We don't want your white money here'
'We don't want your white money here'
'We don't want your white money here!" a Groendal community member reportedly said.
Dr Siri gets a reprieve
Dr Siri gets a reprieve
Colin Cotterill came close to committing murder a few years ago but at the moment critique he just couldn't do it.
Time of feasting for lovers of letters
Time of feasting for lovers of letters
'Tis the season to be merry if literary festivals bring you good cheer.
Hitting the books in Franschhoek
Hitting the books in Franschhoek
Up to 750 bookings have been received already for the Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) -- double the number booked this time last year. The...

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