A story to be pondered. A story written by the South African writer Thando Mgqolozana, who caused a stir earlier this year with his remarks about the white literary system.
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The meeting a long meeting short. They had to leave the library for the library wanted to close at regular hours. But the meeting happened, inside out and outside in. Listen and watch Khulu Skenjana reading a story by Thando Mgqolozana.
It is not easy to have a literary event unhampered in South Africa. At one event a writer made known he would not attend similar festivals. At another event (with the very same writer, o irony), the meeting was cut short by those in power at the library. The library is finished, as one of those … Continue reading long story short event
He caused a storm with his comments at the Franschhoek Literary Festival (South Africa). The storm has not settled and rages on. Now he has taken time to sit down (not in a windfree spot) to answer some questions posed by Books Live.
Mandla Langa is the executive vice-president of the South African PEN. He has taken part in the discussion that started with high speed at the Franschhoek Literary Festival recently. There was a writer who declared he would no longer attend white literary festivals. Another discussion was called at #LitApartheid. The discussion is not over yet. … Continue reading a new chapter for sa literature