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The Day-to-Day "One Nation Many Voices" London Book Fair SA Cultural Programme

Achmat DangorAndré BrinkAngela MakholwaAntjie KrogBeverley NaidooBreyten BreytenbachChris van WykDamon GalgutDeon MeyerElias MasilelaElleke BoehmerEtienne van HeerdenGillian SlovoImraan Coovadia, author & academicIsobel DixonIvan Vladislavic & Minky SchlesingerJohn van de RuitJonny SteinbergKopano MatlwaMandla LangaMark GevisserMarlene van NiekerkMaxine CaseNadia DavidsNdumiso NgcoboNiq MhlongoNjabulo NdebelePieter-Dirk UysSihle KhumaloSindiwe MagonaSiphiwo MahalaT<br />
hando MgqolozanaWally Mongane SeroteZakes MdaZoe WicombKevin Bloom

SA Market FocusBritish CouncilAlert! The day-to-day programme for the London Book Fair South Africa Market Focus cultural programme – called “One Nation Many Voices” and produced in association with the British Council – has been posted online.

Without further ado, here it is – feast your eyes!

One Nation Many Voices South Africa Market Focus at the 2010 London Book Fair: Programme

25 March 7.00pm

Newcastle University, Percy Building
Readings from Sindiwe Magona and Kachi A. Ozumba

15 – 17 April

International PEN, Free the Word Festival

17 – 19 April

Pinter Studio, London
Performance of Nadia Davids’ ‘At Her Feet’

17 April 2.30 – 4pm

The British Library
‘South Africa: Country of Contrasts’

BBC news presenter George Alagiah chairs a discussion with South African writers Thando Mqgolozana and Niq Mhlongo, Jonny Steinberg, Marlene van Niekerk.

19 – 21 April

Seminars at The London Book Fair, Earls Court (click here)

19 April 6.30pm – 8.00pm

The British Library
‘The Legacy of Struggle ‘

Sixteen after the abolition of Apartheid, we ask four distinguished South African authors how politics has affected their writing, and what they think is the legacy of apartheid for literature in South Africa today. Panellists: Ivan Vladislavic, Chris van Wyk, Zakes Mda and Njabulo Ndebele.

19 April 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross
‘Negotiating the past’

Antjie Krog, Achmat Dangor, Mandla Langa and Zoe Wicomb discuss the importance of remembering or forgetting in relation to a troubled history. Chaired by Claire Fox.

19 April 7.30pm – 9.00pm

The Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall

An evening of comedy, performance, poetry and spoken word from South Africa with Keorapetse Kgositsile, Pieter Dirk Uys, Malika Ndlovu, Ndumiso Ngcobo, Sihle Khumalo, Nadia Davids and Isobel Dixon.

21 April 6.30 – 8.00pm

SOAS
‘The power of Spoken Word’

Join Lesego Rampolokeng, Masaja Msiza and Malika Ndlovu for an evening discussion on the power of poetry and spoken word in Apartheid and contemporary South Africa where we will explore the power of the genre and its use as both an instrument for activism and social engagement. In partnership with the Royal African Society.

21 April 6.30 – 8.00pm

The British Library
‘South Africa: A United Country?’

How does a country forge a national or common story – and is it necessary to do so? A discussion with Etienne van Heerden, Damon Galgut, Zoe Wicomb, Kopano Matlwa. Chaired by Sue MacGregor.

21 April 6.30 – 8.00pm

Foyles Charing Cross
Andre Brink in conversation with Isobel Dixon

21 April 7.45 – 9.00pm

Southbank Centre, Purcell Room

Goal! Match! Victory! Freedom! What the 2010 World Cup means to the home team

In South Africa, football – as everywhere – is not just about winning or losing: it’s about masculinity, femininity, sexuality, power, inequality and blessed release. In a curtainraiser to the 2010 World Cup kickoff in Johannesburg, eight of South Africa’s most exciting young authors get off the bench and chuck the ball around. Imran Coovadia, Siphiwo Mahala, Angela Makholwa, Thando Mqgolozana, Pumla Gqola, Zukiswa Wanner and Kevin Bloom are refereed by Mark Gevisser.

22 April 6.30pm – 8pm

Foyles Charing Cross
Bookshop Barnie with Kevin Bloom

22 April 6.30pm – 8pm

The Drum, Birmingham
‘Personal or Political?‘

Achmat Dangor and Gillian Slovo join Zimbabwean writer Brian Chikwava to discuss the importance of personal resonance vs. political relevance in their writing. Hosted by Leeto Thale.

22 April 5.15pm – 7pm

Leeds University,
South African Literature and Theatre: a conversation with Zakes Mda. Chaired by Sam Durrant and Jane Platsow.

22 April 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Newcastle University
In Conversation with Andre Brink

23 April 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Learning through Literature: A South African Story

A celebration of 25 years since the publication of Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo with a discussion on the wider theme of children’s writing in South Africa chaired by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen with South African authors Beverley Naidoo, Gillian Slovo, Njabulo Ndebele, Chris van Wyk and Retsepile Makamane.

In partnership with SOAS and Canon Collins Trust

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