Africa will have to dig deep into her reservoirs of knowledge and wisdom if she harbours any intention to undo many years of both colonial intellectual plunder and apartheid exploitation. This realisation became the clarion call at the third International African Writers Conference held last Friday in Tshwane. The conference saw important papers delivered by Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, Ghanaian award-winning intellectual, academic, political leader and daughter
Novelist Nuruddin Farah (69) won this year’s South African Literary Awards’ (SALA) Lifetime Achievement Award category. The award presentation was held at the National Library of South Africa, Tshwane, where eleven other winners received their accolades. SALA is a project of the wRite associates, launched in 2005, in partnership with the national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), the main aim of which is to pay tribute to South African
After a protracted process of adjudication, the Adjudication Panel of the South African Literary Awards have picked 19 finalists out of 123 authors who submitted their books for the 9th edition of the popular SALA Awards, across all the official languages in South Africa. “We are delighted at the growth of these prestigious South African Literary Awards”, said Prof Zodwa Motsa, Chairperson of the South African Literary Awards Advisory Board.
INVITATION THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB INVITES YOU TO A BOOK DISCUSSION WITH THE 2013 SALA AWARD WINNER PROF NHLANHLA MAAKE Date: Saturday, 26th July 2014 Time: 14H00 – 16H00 Venue: Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown Theme: Mangolo a Nnake, a book by renowned author and academic, Prof Nhlanhla Maake, will be discussed in addressing the adversities and the decline in appreciation and acknowledgement
It was once again one of those rare and exciting occasions the Ga-Tsebe (in Tshwane) community got to experience. As part of the National Youth Month activities, the Ga-Tsebe Community Library and the Tsebe Reading and Book Club presented an artistic programme comprising poetry, music, dance, drums, reading and speeches all focusing on the fight against drugs and alcohol abuse. Themed “Speak out! Take Action & Free the community from
Dear fellow artists 24 May 2013 REPORT ON THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB SESSION: WRITERS AND ARTISTS TAKE A STAND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RAPE AND WOMEN ABUSE. (Freedom In Our Lifetime: Fighting Rape With Words) We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who attended and participated at the above-mentioned meeting. The aim of the meeting was to deliberate on efforts towards