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, (Black Tax) and Lerato Mogoatlhe (Vagabond) in a fascinating discussion on chronicling the merging of the local with the global. Zukiswa Wanner facilitates this cross-border conversation. …

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter

A trio of authors – Zukiswa Wanner, (Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir Of Sorts), Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country) and Munnira Katongole – interrogate the most important decentralised movement of our time, examining how marginalised segments of larger communities remain on the periphery. Moderated by Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane.

Politics And Home: Taking Ownership Of Our Narratives

Africans remained challenged to find their unique expression in the world. In this vital discussion, Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ (We, The Scarred), Abi Daré, (The Girl With The Louding Voice), and Wayétu Moore (She Would Be King) reflect on how the African narrative is positioned within the global context – and how ownership of the continent’s narrative can be taken. Zukiswa Wanner directs the conversation.

The program for the whole fair can be found here.