Category: Events

Zukiswa Warner and Hardly Working at Kingsmead Book Fair!

After successful book events in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Harare, Nairobi and Berlin, Zukiswa Wanner is taking Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts to the Kingsmead Book Fair. The 2018 Kingsmead Book Fair takes place this Saturday, 12 May at Kingsmead College in Rosebank. The programme runs from 9:30 till 5pm and will feature […]

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Hardly Working Goes to Cape Town

After successful launch events in Johannesburg, Durban, Nairobi and Harare, Zukiswa Wanner takes “Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts” to Cape Town for two launch events. The first event will be at the awesome The Book Lounge in the city: Friday, 4 May, 5:30pm. The Book Lounge is on the corner of Buitekant & Roeland. […]

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Black Letter Media exhibiting at Essence Festival Durban!

This weekend, the first ever Essence Festival on African soil is taking place at the Durban ICC. Hosted by eThekwini Municipality, the festival includes a book and art fair titled “ARTiculate Africa” divided into two sections: “Knowledge” and “ART”. The “Knowledge” programme is curated by Tiny Mungwe who has run festivals such as Poetry Africa, […]

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Black Letter Media Shines At 8th Jozi Book Fair

  We need to see ourselves in books. – Mohale Mashigo   It was a great weekend at the 8th Jozi Book Fair: Youth Rising at Wits University. The sun was out and so were all the readers, writers and booksellers. Duduzile Mabaso handed down her short story wisdom to the students in the How To Write […]

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We’re announcing the winner for The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol 2 at #JBF

Join us at Jozi Book Fair as we announce the long awaited winner of our short story competition – The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! We’ll be reading and discussing stories from the first volume published in 2012 and the upcoming volume of The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the […]

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See you at Jozi Book Fair!!

  It’s only a week to Jozi Book Fair (1- 4 September) and there’s a stellar programme of film screenings, poetry performances, book stalls, discussions, launches, workshops and speakers in store. The fair is being held at the Science Stadium at Wits University. Notable guests include Duduzile Mabaso (of course), Zakes Mda, Mohale Mashigo, Adam Habib, […]

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Chronicling the South African Contemporary Stories with Kgebetli Moele and Niq Mhlongo

Just over a year ago, I sat down to talk to authors, Kgebetli Moele and Niq Mhlongo about their books, drawing inspiration from our times, as well as about writing and publishing. This was at the 2014 Time of Writer in Durban.

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Public Reading of A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila

Femwrite is hosting Dilman Dila for a public reading of his new book of short stories, A Killing in the Sun. Date: 19 November 2014 Time: 7pm Venue: Goethe-Zentrum Kampala / Uganda German Cultural Society – Plot 52 Bukoto Street, Kamwokya Entrance: Free Books will be on sale. Get your books signed.

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