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Open Book Festival 2013 Liveblog: Monday 09 September, 4pm – 5pm

It’s Open Book Cape Town time: follow all the action on our liveblog! (Refresh/F5 for latest updates.) (Scroll from the bottom up!)

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17.04

Mervyn Sloman wraps up his discussion with Niq Mhlongo:

17.04

Mhlongo takes on “so-called cadres”:

17.02

A question about libido:

16.56

A question from the audience about intertextuality in Mhlongo’s work:

16.51

Writers can’t afford to be “skhothane”:

16.45

Praise for Open Book at Niq Mhlongo’s talk:

16.42

Way Back Home as an allegory for South Africa:

16.36

Western vs African ideas of healing…or a combination of the two?

16.31

Mhlongo describes finding empathy for an unlikeable character:

16.25

A ghost story…

16.22

Xenophobia and the experiences of MK soldiers are touched on:

16.21

Mhlongo discusses setting Way Back Home in both Johannesburg and Angola:

16.18

Has Mhlongo written the first book in Zungish?

16.15

When he’s not writing, he’s watching porn:

16.10

Mhlongo on studying Creative Writing in the US:

16.05

What’s in a name, Niq?:

16.00

A picture from Mervyn Sloman’s talk with Niq Mhlongo:

15.42

In our only session for the 4-5 pm slot, Ben Williams will be covering Niq Mhlongo’s chat with festival founder Mervyn Sloman:

 

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