Seven moments from the opening night of #TOW2016 that gave us life

The 2016 Time of the Writer festival kicked off in Durban on Monday, and THE DAILY VOX TEAM rounds up their seven biggest moments of the night.

Nakhane Touré’s novel “Piggy Boy Blues” sold out on the opening night.

Activist, teacher, writer and mother, Christa Biyela disclosed that she was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The deputy minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi indicated that government would invest more funds into scholarships for young people to become librarians and archivists.

Prof Salim Washington and his quintet are all kinds of magic.

Dr Sindiwe Magona, who was awarded a lifetime achievement award, reminded us that the book will only be decolonised after the mind is decolonised.

And then can we just say a word about our fave – the inimitable Thando Mgqolozana – who set the record straight, decolonisation is happening.

The Daily Vox is the official media partner of the 2016 Time of the Writer Festival, which runs from 14-19 March 2016. For the full programme, click here.

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