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Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga will be in conversation with South African Booker Prize finalist Achmat Dangor at a Goethe-Institut “Literary Crossroads” event on 6 December, The Reading List reports. The conversation, which will be moderated by Danyela Demir, is free.

“Literary Crossroads,” which is curated by Indra Wussow and Sine Buthelezi, is a series where writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes.

Here are the event details.

Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Time: 6.30 P.M.

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of the now-classic novel Nervous Conditions (1988), its sequel The Book of Not (2006), and This Mournable Body, forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She is the founder and director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust, an institution focusing on the role of all arts disciplines in development. She is currently working on her fourth novel, a dystopian young adult speculative fiction presently titled Sai-Sai, Watermaker.

Achmat Dangor‘s Bitter Fruit was shortlisted for the 2004 Booker Prize and his Kafka’s Curse received the Bosman Prize. A veteran of anti-Apartheid activism in the 1970s, he received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Literary Awards (SALA).

 

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Otosirieze Obi-Young was born in Aba, Nigeria, and attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A finalist for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, his short stories include: “A Tenderer Blessing,” which appears in Transition Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015; “Mulumba,” which appears in The Threepenny Review; and “You Sing of a Longing,” which was shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak Award and appears in Pride and Prejudice, an anthology by The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and in Brittle Paper where he is Deputy Editor. His interviews appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa Magazine, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. A postgraduate student of African Studies, he currently teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

2 Responses to “Goethe-Institut Literary Crossroads | Tsitsi Dangarembga and Booker Finalist Achmat Dangor in Conversation” Subscribe

  1. Catherine Onyemelukwe 2017/12/06 at 13:55 #

    It would be helpful if you told us what country this event is in.

  2. Data Phido 2017/12/07 at 05:40 #

    Where’s the venue of this event?

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