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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 deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an 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 the curator of 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 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 combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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