Time of the Writer

 
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is the current “cool kid” of South African literature. At least, he thinks so. He’s a writer, photographer and...
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The third day of Time of the Writer festival was an explosion of literary magic as libraries and schools across Durban featured talented writers...
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
On its 20th anniversary, this year’s Time of the Writer Festival is retreating back to Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after last year’s evening functions took place in Durban’s townships....
The word made flesh through music
The word made flesh through music
This year, all of Time of The Writer’s evening sessions have been prefaced by a musical segment called Notes on Music. While opening with music...
Decolonise the book to create anew
Decolonise the book to create anew
Thando Mgqolozana, author of Unimportance (2016), Hear Me Alone (2011) and A Man Who Is Not a Man (2009), announced at...
African Flavour Books: Vaal’s little piece of heaven
African Flavour Books: Vaal’s little piece of heaven
Fortescue Helepi, the owner of African Flavour Books, says he has put almost every cent he has earned over the past three years into his bookstore...
Disputing the book as the almighty source of knowledge
Disputing the book as the almighty source of knowledge
If you had come to Time of the Writer session 'The Book and Knowledge Production' (held at KwaMashu Library) and expected panelists with...
Thando Mgqolozana on how can we decolonise SA literature
Thando Mgqolozana on how can we decolonise SA literature
On the opening night of last year's Time of the Writer (TOTW) festival, author Thando Mgqolozana announced that he’d forsworn...
Not much to write home about
Not much to write home about
If the work is great, the ­publicist, the readers and the author are united in their joy; if it’s bad, the event organisers, the author...
Talent flows at Time of the Writer
Talent flows at Time of the Writer
This edition of the festival, now in its 16th year, brings novelists, activists and playwrights to Durban for a week-long indaba that dissects...
Imagining the riddles of our time
Imagining the riddles of our time
An edited extract from Breyten Breytenbach's speech at the Time of the Writer festival
Writers' voices
Writers' voices
Niren Tolsi sought response from writers attending the Time of the Writer festival about their role, and Breyten Breytenbach's views on South...

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