I will be attending the Time of the Writer which is hosted in Durban, South Africa from March 14-22, 2022.
Time of the Writer, organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts. is a literary festival hosted in Durban, South Africa since 1996. The twenty fifth edition inspired by Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Luthuli, has the theme, “Beyond Words: Memory, Imagination & Conscience.” It will honour his legacy and commemorate the 60th anniversary of his autobiography, Let My People Go, which was published in 1962. It will critically reflect and engage with its participants to discuss whether Luthuli’s vision for a better South Africa has been served or been betrayed.
Last year I was honoured to be the keynote speaker at one of my favourite literary festivals in the world, Time of the Writer. This year, I am delighted to be a participant in conversation with my sisterfriend and Paivapo author Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang whose debut novel Daughters of Nandi is a beautiful work of fiction. And did I mention that she is the 25th Time of the Writer keynote? Nokuthula and I will also do a staged reading of the book with three other artists as directed by the genius Nondumiso Msimanga. It’s online and we will be delighted to have you in the audience.