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Decolonising the Book – 2016 Time of the Writer programme revealed


Alert! The programme for the 2016 Time of the Writer Festival has been released.

The 19th Time of the Writer will take place from 14 – 19 March in Durban. This year’s theme is Decolonising the Book.

This year participants include Christa Biyela, Panashe Chigumadzi, Ashwin Desai, Mishka Hoosen, Davina Kawuma, Eusebius McKaiser, Niq Mhlongo, Mandla Ndlovu, Nikhil Singh and Nakhane Touré – who will all be introduced at the opening ceremony.

The keynote address will be delivered by Thando Mgqolozana, while Mongane Wally Serote and Sindiwe Magona will make a Living Legends Address.

In addition, the three writers shortlisted for this year’s Etisalat Prize for Literature – Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw – will be in attendance.

Other writers at the festival will be Zukiswa Wanner, Siphiwo Mahala, Gcina Mhlophe, and many many more.

Scroll down for the full programme

Getting DirtySweet MedicineChatsworthCall it a Difficult NightA Memory This Size and Other Stories
Run Racist RunAffluenzaImfihlo NgujuquTaty Went WestPiggy Boy's Blues
UnimportanceRumoursChasing The Tails of My Father’s CattleTram 83The Story of Anna P, as Told by HerselfWhat Will People Say
London – Cape Town – JoburgAfrican DelightsSongs and Stories of Africa


2016 Time of the Writer programme


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