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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 is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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

  1. Catherine Onyemelukwe December 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

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

  2. Data Phido December 7, 2017 at 5:40 am #

    Where’s the venue of this event?

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