The international organization PEN has passed a resolution at its international congress, held a few months ago in the Ukrainian city Lviv. It was all about the Women’s Manifesto, paying attention to women in the world of writing. Margie Orford, active in the International PEN Board and the South African Board talks with Nadia Davids, … Continue reading Margie Orford discusses the women’s manifesto with Nadia Davids
She has handed down the baton of the PEN South Africa community. Margie Orford came to the Board of PEN South Africa in 2010. There was much work to be done. Work to protect writers of all sorts and kinds. The people who still want to be the Master of the Word are still lurking … Continue reading Nadia Davids and members of the Board
We still live in the days that afford us the opportunity to look back at the year that passed by. PEN South Africa looked back at 2014 before the year was over. This must be a show of confidence: in the remaining days of the year nothing worthwhile will happen. The PEN president is Margie … Continue reading pen south africa
A journey from an idealistic student in South Africa to a traumatised woman in the very same South Africa. This is what happened to Margie Orford, crime writer, when she took part in student demonstrations. Margie Orford looks back and tells her story.