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Must Read: Round-up of Coverage of the Recent #LitApartheid Debate on Decolonising the Literary Landscape

Corina van der Spoel, Thando Mgqolozana, Eusebius McKaiser, Ben Williams and Siphiwo Mahala

Eusebius McKaiser led a panel discussion at Wits recently entitled Decolonising the Literary Landscape, organised by Jacana Media as a follow up to Thando Mgqolozana’s controversial comments about the “white literary system” at the Franschhoek Literary Festival this year. View a round-up of Books LIVE’s coverage of the event.

Authors Mgqolozana and Siphiwo Mahala, as well as Ben Williams, Sunday Times books editor and founder of Books LIVE, and Corina van der Spoel, festival organiser, book facilitator and former manager of Die Boekehuis, were on the panel.

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Read all the reports from the debate:


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Listen to the full podcast here:


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See a Twitter timeline of the #LitApartheid hashtag:



Flickr album from the event:


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