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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, an academic, literary journalist, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Transition, and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. 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 cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. When bored, the boy 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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