#TOW2016: Conversations around the book and language

The Time of the Writer festival is upon us, and The Daily Vox team will be following it all over Kwazulu Natal, as authors and artists work on “Decolonising the book”. You can follow the happenings right here. Click here for what happened on day 1, here for day 2’s roundup, and here if you want to catch up on day 3. For all the latest on day 4, see below!

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Talking radio drama and tuning in – and the conversation is in full, fluent Zulu.



Science fiction author and artist Nikhil Singh is launching his book Taty Went West at the festival tonight!

His debut was described by Lauren Beukes as “a hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride”. He’s writing 13 other novels at the moment, and he’s determined to shatter stereotypes. Dana da Silva caught up with him – you can read his interview here.


Just before Nikhil Singh’s book launch, meet the lucky young winners of the short story competition!


The second last evening of the festival is underway, with the Young Musos kicking off the ‘Notes on Music’ segment