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Arundhati Roy. Photographed by Chiara Goia.

Arundhati Roy, famous Indian activist and bestselling author of the Booker Prize winning The God of Small Things and the Women’s Prize longlisted The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, will be in Cape Town and Johannesburg next month, for two events organized by her publisher Penguin Random House and two universities: the University of Cape Town and Wits University. In Cape Town, she will be in conversation with award-winning journalist Michele Magwood. In Johannesburg, she will be in conversation with Haji Mohamed Dawjee, author of Sorry, Not Sorry, and poet and activist Kim Windvogel, to be moderated by award-winning journalist Rebecca Davis.

Roy, who lives in New Delhi, is also well known for her nonfiction books, including The Algebra of Infinite JusticeListening to GrasshoppersBroken RepublicCapitalism: A Ghost Story, and Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack.

The Cape Town Event:

Date: Monday, 13 August, 2018.

Time: 17:30 for 18:00.

Venue: Smuts Hall, Residence Street, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch.

RSVP: Before Wednesday, 8 August to marketing@penguinrandomhouse.co.za or 011 327 3550.

The Johannesburg Event:

Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2018.

Time: 18:00 for 18:30.

Venue: The Wits Club, Johannesburg.

RSVP: Before Monday, 13 August to marketing@penguinrandomhouse.co.za or 011 327 3550.

READ: Taiye Selasi Has Interesting Things to Say About The God of Small Things and The Color Purple

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. 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. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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