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Pan Macmillan Authors at Open Book Festival 2014 (17–21 September)

The 2014 Open Book Festival is being held in Cape Town from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 September. Pan Macmillan authors to look out for at the festival include Mandla Langa, Ekow Duker and Songezo Zibi. There will also be a session honouring the late Nadine Gordimer.

The Texture of ShadowsWhite WahalaDying in New YorkRaising the BarNo Time Like the Present

 

Thursday 18 September

Tribute to Nadine Gordimer
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: Free
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Imraan Coovadia, Billy Kahora and Margie Orford read from Nadine Gordimer’s work and share stories about her influence on their creative lives. Curated by Karina M Szczurek.

Pen Dialogue 2: Mandla Langa
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Mandla Langa discusses his new novel, Texture of Shadows, with Margie Orford.

Rape Crisis Presents: Duker and Mbalo
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Ekow Duker (Dying in New York) and Sixolile Mbalo (Dear Bullet) speak to Sindiwe Magona.

Friday 19 September

Off the Page
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Karina Szczurek asks Andrew Brown, Ekow Duker and Jonny Steinberg about the impact that the content of their books has on them.

Saturday 20 September

Ekow Duker and Zakes Mda
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Zethu Matebeni talks to a literary newbie and an icon of SA lit about their new novels.

State of the Media
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: R40
Charles King gets the lowdown from Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Antony Loewenstein, Eusebius McKaiser and Songezo Zibi.

Sunday 21 September

Diaspora and Back
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Sefi Atta, Mandla Langa and Zukiswa Wanner discuss movement in their novels and in their lives with Nancy Onyango.

Raising the Bar with Songezo Zibi
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Songezo launches Raising the Bar – Hope and Renewal in South Africa. Richard Calland poses the questions.

Shining a Light at the Shadows
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Price: R40
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Carol-Ann Davids, Mandla Langa and Niq Mhlongo look at SA’s past. Chaired by Judith February.

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