September 12/13: South African Book Fair 2020

I am one of the featured speakers at this year’s South African Book Fair which runs from September 11-13, 2020. Join me at the following sessions. Saturday, September 12, 2020 Collecting From Afar: Stories Full Of Home How do perceptions change and how are stories shaped when you leave home? Join writers Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country), Deon Maas (Witboy In Berlin), Niq Mhlongo,...

Receiving the Goethe Medal 2020 on Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday.

I officially received the Goethe Medal on Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday, August 28, 2020. The Goethe Medal was first awarded by the Goethe Institute in 1954 and recognized by the Federal Republic of Germany as an official badge of honour in 1975. Over 354 personalities from 67 countries have been conferred the honour, including Sofia Gubaidulina, Yoko Tawada, Ágnes Heller, Irena...

August 26: In discussion with Susan Abulhawa

Author Susan Abulhawa will participate in a live virtual discussion of her book “Against the Loveless World” with me at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26. To register to be in the audience, go to lewes.lib.de.us. “Against the Loveless World” will be for sale at Browseabout Books and available to borrow through the Delaware Library system.