Onwards to Decolonising the Book!
This year’s Time of the Writer Festival promises to beÂ ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥.
First up,Â the festival runs from Monday 14 March – Saturday 19 March at various venues across Durban, in Clermont, Cato Manor, Umlazi, Inanda and KwaMashu..
i’m so excited for Time of the Writer i thought it’s next week
â€” uNozitori (@uzamantungwa) March 1, 2016
getting ready for 16 March… Time Of The Writer… iNanda
â€” Ras Gaba (@Gaba_SA) February 27, 2016
â€œWe are very excited about the plans for this yearâ€™s festival, which came about as a result of a growing call from within the literary world and South Africa as whole for increased diversity, access and inclusiveness. The Centre for Creative Arts would like to acknowledge one of South Africaâ€™s leading writers Thando Mgqolozana who has been very vocal about change in our society and has assisted in the programming of this edition of the festival,â€ says Tiny Mungwe, festival manager at the Centre for Creative Arts. â€œThe change is very big for us and by breaking from years of tradition we will have another set of operational challenges, but it is something we believe is absolutely crucial for the festival and for the face of literature in South Africa if we are to effect some kind of shift in our thinking.â€
The Daily Vox is the official media partner of the 2016 Time of the Writer Festival.Â