M&g Johannesburg Literary Festival

Saluting Nadine Gordimer’s sharp pen

Speakers at the Mail & Guardian's annual Litfest paid homage to Nadine Gordimer's influence as author-activist.

M&G Literary Festival: A high school reunion of sorts

Verashni Pillay will chat to Anele Mdoda, Khaya Dlanga and others tonight at the M&G Literary Festival, in a session about being young in SA in 2012.

Refuge for the wretched

Although little known in the English world, Patrick Chamoiseau's novel Texaco should be read all over.

Surf the global tide in language and survive

The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.

Literary Festival 2012: Meet the authors

The M&G Literary Festival features a lineup of well-known names from the worlds of media and publishing.

New honour for Serote

Mongane Wally Serote has joined Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal as the only other African winner of the Golden Wreath Award.

A festival wordy of note

Darryl Accone previews the line-up for the Mail & Guardian's annual celebration of literature.

Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar

South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.

Bringing history to life

South Africa's most powerful struggle memoirs celebrate the personal as much as the political. That was the message of the M&G Literary Festival.

‘ANC government protects white privilege’

The state has the power to bring balance to SA, but is instead acting as "a bodyguard of whiteness", Andile Mngxitama told the M&G Literary Festival.

Book extract: The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street by Denis Hirson

Denis Hirson will be at the M&G Literary Festival on "Memories of the city".

A moment to dwell on the city

The festival will touch on personal and political memories of the city of Jo'burg.

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