Arts and Culture hosts a colloquium as part of Africa Month celebrations in Cape Town

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23 May 2017

The colloquium is part of a series of colloquia programme “Conversation with the continent” that are being conducted by the department around the country.

Africa Month takes place under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.

Today’s topic takes its title and inspiration from the writings of Zimbabwean author, Dambudzo Marechera who passed on 30 years ago in his 30s. It speaks to the role of the writer as part of a culture of belonging and unbelonging at the same time. It also addresses questions of race, gender and being young and black in the world.

Chair: Prof Pitika Ntuli; Participants: Sindiwe Magona, Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), Odia Ofeimun (Nigeria) (TBC), Prof Zakes Mda. Readings: Michelle Nkamankeng, Diane Ferrus.  Members of the media are invited.

The event is scheduled as follows:

Date   : 23 May 2017

Time  : 18:00

Venue: Centre for the Book, 62 Victoria Street, Cape Town City Centre

Media RSVPs/enquires: Peter Mbelengwa: 082 611 8197/PeterMb@dac.gov.za or Teresa Magidela: 0606017724/ TeresaM@dac.gov.za

For more information, please contact: Lisa Combrinck, 082 821 4886 /LisaC@dac.gov.za or Zimasa Velaphi, 072172 8925