an xmas wish: stay woke

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.

long story short event

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

a new chapter for sa literature

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