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The winner of the 2014 @City_Press Tafelburg Nonfiction Award is Vashthi Nepaul! #openbook2014 @OpenBookFest fb.me/3fYW6ZeJ3

Open Book Festival 2013 Liveblog: Tuesday 10 September, 12pm – 1pm

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

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13.08

Lindsay Callaghan signs off from the session “PEN Dialogue: The Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics” with Niq Mhlongo and Gillian Slovo:

13.05

Mhlongo comments on the attitude towards books in South Africa:

12.58

Questions are taken from the audience at “PEN Dialogue: The Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics”:

12.53

Mhlongo responds to Slovo:

12.52

Slovo interrogates Mhlongo’s idea of tradition versus modernity:

12.45

Mhlongo expounds on the ideas around spiritual healing that he touches on in Way Back Home:

12.40

Slovo discusses the theme of “honour” in An Honourable Man:

12.36

Mhlongo mentions the major themes of Way Back Home:

12.30

Mhlongo appreciates honesty and real engagement with his work:

12.27

Slovo talks about the differences between writing novels and plays:

12.24

The depth of meaning in fiction is discussed:

12.19

Niq Mhlongo discusses his exploration of wealth in Way Back Home:

12.17

Slovo talks about her play “The Riots”:

12.08

“PEN Dialogue: The Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics” starts with Niq Mhlongo and Gillian Slovo reading from their books:

11.56

In this hour at Open Book, Lindsay Callaghan will be tweeting live from “PEN Dialogue: The Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics”:

 

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