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.

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

RSVP: Before Wednesday, 8 August to [email protected] 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 [email protected] or 011 327 3550.

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