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MADIBALAND COMMUNIQUéS

MADIBALAND ONLINE: CATCH UP WHAT YOU MISSED

Scroll to the end of each day's presenters for the interviews themselves  courtesy Graham Julies, Manager of Communications at the ICs Department, University of the Western Cape (UWC) and his team.

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020

10.00 – 11.00 OPENING

UWC STUDENTS SHORT STORIES
DARRYL DAVID; YUNUS DAVIDS; CRYSTEL JANSEN; ALINIQUE SWART

11.30 – 12.40

ELANA BREGIN: THE AUDACITY OF HOPE
LOUIS BOTHA: KAROO (DARRYL DAVID INTERVIEWER)

13: 00 – 14:10

JACKIE KALLEY: GARDENS OF THE NATAL MIDLANDS
ERICA PLATTER: DURBAN CURRY (INTERVIEWER : DARRYL DAVID)

14:30 – 15:40

SHANTINI NAIDOO: WOMEN IN SOLITARY in conversation with Nancy Richards
BARBARA BOSWELL & BETTY GOVINDEN: MARGINALISED BLACK WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH AFRICA. (INTERVIEWER – RAJENDRA CHETTY)

16:00 – 17: 00

RAJIE TUDGE: TEACHING THE CANNA BUSH …ABOUT THE RAINBOW NATION
GAIREYAH FREDERICKS / JADRICK PEDRO / DUANNE MILLER: KAAPS OPPIE RICHTERSKAAL

18:00 – 19:00

OFFICIAL OPENING: JOHN CONNELL: THE COW BOOK
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL / JUWAIRIYAH KHAN / NIKOLA MADZIROV: REMNANTS OF ANOTHER AGE (Poetry)

19:30 -20:30

COLLEEN HIGGS / BRENT MEERSMAN / HEDI LAMPERT: in conversation with Janet van Eeden


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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020

10:00 – 11: 00
HECTOR KUNENE: POETRY
DARRYL DAVID & PHILIPPE MENACHE: 101 COUNTRY CHURCHES OF SA

11:30 – 12:40
ALKE PANDE: MASTERPIECES OF INDIAN ART
COSMO BROCKWAY / HARRIET COMPSTON / KARAM PURI: GLORIOUS HOTELS OF INDIA

13:00 – 14:10
CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON: WINTER
ATHOL WILLIAMS: POETRY

14:30 – 15:40
KIRSTEN MILLER: ALL THAT IS LEFT / ANDREW MILLER: DUB STEPS
IRENE FISHER: I AM STILL HERE

16:00- 17: 00
MIKE LOWRY / STEVE WIMBERLEY / PHILLIP KRETZMAN: INSPIRATIONAL ANIMALS

18:15 – 19: 15
CHRIS ABANI: in conversation with Jean Meiring
PAUL WEINBERG: A 30 YEAR JOURNEY WITH THE SAN

19:30 – 20:30
JAMES DASCHUK: CLEARING THE PLAINS
LIZZIE COLLINGHAM: THE GREAT BRITISH BISCUIT – in conversation with Darryl David


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SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020

10:00 – 11:00
ZIRK VAN DEN BERG: EK WENS, EK WENS – in gesprek met Thys Human
JERZY KOCH: PLEKS VAN PLAAS – in gesprek met Jean Meiring

11:30 – 12: 40
BRONWYN DAVIDS: LANSDOWNE DEAREST in conversation with Nancy Richards
TRACY GOING: BRUTAL LEGACY
ANDY KAWA: KWANELE, ENOUGH – in conversation with Desiree-Anne Martin

13:00 – 14:10
ANGIE BUTLER: EXPLORERS OF THE HEROIC AGE
ROSEMARY GRAY: THE TOUGH ALCHEMY OF BEN OKRI      

14:30 – 15:30
LIZE ALBERTYN DU TOIT: DIE KINDERS VAN SPOOKWERWE in gesprek met Kirby van der Merwe
CHRIS MARAIS & JULIENNE DU TOIT: KAROO ROADS

16:00 – 17:00
DEENA PADAYACHEE: POETRY/ SHORT STORIES – in conversation with Pallavi Rastogi
DANIEL HUGO: DIE VERDRIET VAN BELGIE in gesprek met Johan Myburg

18:00 – 19:00
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL: WALT WHITMAN
SHILPA RAJ: THE ELEPHANT CHASERS DAUGHTER

19:30 – 20:30
HARRIS DOUSEMETZIS: DIMITRI TSAFENDAS: THE MAN WHO KILLED APARTHEID


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MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER

10:00 – 11:00
PETROVNA METELERKAMP: INGRID JONKER
SUJATA ASSOMULL: 100 ICONIC BOLLYWOOD COSTUMES

11:30 – 12:30
RIA WINTERS: REISE MET SCHOEMAN
GERBRAND BAKKER: BOVEN IS HET STIL in gesprek met Daniel Hugo

13:00 – 14:00
JOHN MATISONN: CYRIL’S CHOICES
AHMED KATHRADA FOUNDATION – NEESHAN BALTON: UN-CIVIL SOCIETY

14:30 – 15:40
LEBOHANG MASANGO: MPUMI’S MAGIC BEADS
BRIDGET KRONE: SMALL MERCIES
JOHN COSTELLO: THE WILD COAST

16:00 -17:00
RONNIE KASRILS: CATCHING TADPOLES
JOHAN JACK SMITH: ZOLA – in gesprek met  Thys Human

18:00 – 19: 15
THOMAS MOLLETT: THE ANNI DEWANI MURDER
KIKI PETROSINO: WHITE BLOOD – A LYRIC OF VIRGINIA/
VLADIMIR MARTINOVSKI: POETRY

19:30 – 20:30
JOCELYN KAGAN: AFRICA’S WILD DOGS in conversation with Nancy Richards


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TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

10:00 – 11:00
DON PINNOCK: THE LAST ELEPHANTS
PATRICIA SCHONSTEIN: THE INN AT HELSVLAKTE in conversation with Jonathan Amid

11:30 – 12: 40
MICHAEL CAWOOD GREEN: FOR THE SAKE OF SILENCE
HUGH BLAND: TRAPPIST MISSIONS OF KZN

13:00 – 14:00
GABEBA BADEROON: THE HISTORY OF INTIMACY
EMMA NEALE: BILLY BIRD

14:30 – 15:30
KIKI PETRISINO: WITCH WIFE
SUMAYYA LEE: THE STORY OF MAHA

16:00 -17:00
BARRY COHEN: BLACK GOLFERS OF SA/LET ME PLAY : THE PAPWA SEWGOLUM  STORY
CHRIS NICHOLSON: PAPWA : FROM PARIAH TO LEGEND

18:00 – 19:00
CARMAN MILLER: CANADA IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR
ELLEKE BOEHMER: SOUTHERN IMAGININGS: TO THE VOLCANO

19:30 – 20:30
HENRY BROWN: A LAWYERS ODYSSEY : APARTHEID, MANDELA AND BEYOND
ASHWIN DESAI: INDIAN INDENTURE IN SA


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WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

10:00 – 11:00
ELANA BREGIN: THE ANTBEAR CABIN
JOANNE HICHENS: DEATH AND THE AFTER PARTIES

11:30 – 12:30
ETIENNE VAN HEERDEN: DIE BIBLIOTEEK AAN DIE EINDE VAN DIE WERELD in gesprek met Jonathan Amid
AMANDA MICHALAPOULOU: GOD’S WIFE in conversation with Jean Meiring

13:00 – 14:00
VERNON HEAD: A TREE FOR THE BIRDS – in conversation with Ken Barris
AUDREY SCHULMAN: THE THEORY OF BASTARDS

14:30 – 15:30
CHERRY LEWIS: THE ENLIGHTENED MR PARKINSON
FRED KHUMALO: THE LONGEST MARCH

16:00 – 17:00
DIANA FERRUS: SAARTJIE BAARTMAN/POETRY in conversation with Nancy Richards
ANDRIES ‘ROOF’ BEZUIDENHOUT: ONPLAATS / MUSIC

18:00 – 19:15
OBIE OBERHOLZER: PHOTOGR
DANA SNYMAN: OP DIE AGTERPAAIE – in gesprek met Thys Human

19:30 – 20:30
CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON: AMONG THE SUMMER SNOWS
ANTONY OSLER: STOEPZEN


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THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

10:00 – 11: 00
SUMATHI RAMASWAMY: GANDHI IN THE GALLERY : THE ART OF DISOBEDIENCE
THOMAS WEBER: GOING NATIVE: GANDHI’S RELATIONSHIP WITH WESTERN WOMEN

11:30 – 12: 30
JACKIE KALLEY: FARMHOUSES OF OLD NATAL
SALMA HUSAIN: MUGHAL FEAST

13:00 – 14:00
IRNA VAN ZYL: BLOEDSTEEN/ BLOOD STONE in gesprek met Jonathan Amid
MARITA VAN DER VYVER: GRENSGEVAL / BORDERLINE

14:30 -15:30
PAUL WEINBERG: ON COMMON GROUND: AN EXHIBITION OF PETER MAGUBANE AND DAVID GOLDBLATT
CARLA VAN DER SPUY: PLAASMOORDE

16:00 – 17: 00
CHRISTINE BARKHUIZEN LE ROUX: MY NAAM IS PRINS
GOOLAM VAHED: CHOTA MOTALA AND MADIBA

18:00 – 19:00
ANTON HARBER: SO, FOR THE RECORD
CHRIS ABANI / KOBUS MOOLMAN / EMMA NEALE /ADIELA AKOO/VERNON HEAD

19:30 – 20:30
RAKS SEAKHOA: MADIBA IN POETRY
SINDISWA SEAKHOA: SONGS FOR MADIBALAND


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FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER


10:00 – 11:00
AMY MCDAID: FAKE BABY
NATALIE CONYER & ANNA DOWNES: SISTERS IN CRIME (THREE SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS) - in conversation with Suzanne Leal

11:30 – 12:30
CLINTON DU PLESSIS: VOETSOLDAAT VAN DIE AFRIKAANSE DIGKUNS
SJON: THE WHISPERING MUSE FROM ICELAND

13:00 – 14:00
MIKE NICOL: ESPIONAGE FICTION in conversation with Jonathan Amid
HATTIE EDMONDS: THE SPECTACULAR VISION OF OSKAR DUNKELBLICK

14:30 – 15: 30
LYNN JOFFE: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WANDA B. LAZARUS in conversation with Ken Barris
KOBUS MOOLMAN: THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND THE HOUSE

16:00 – 17: 00
LANDA MABENGE: BECOMING HIM : A TRANS-MEMOIR
ERNS GRUNDLINGH: SUSHI EN SHOSHOLOZA: RUGBYREISE EN PELGRIMSTOGTE IN JAPAN

18:00 – 19:00
CHRIS MANN: THE TROUBADOUR
DEBBIE RODRIGUEZ: THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL

19:30 – 20:30
JOHN T. EDGE: THE POTLIKKER PAPERS: A FOOD HISTORY OF THE MODERN SOUTH
JACOB DLAMINI: ASKARI : A STORY OF BETRAYAL DURING APARTHEID
JOHN CONNELL: THE RUNNING BOOK


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SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

10: 00 – 11:15
RAASHIDA KHAN: FRAGRANCE OF FORGIVENESS
ZANELE DLAMINI: WOUNDS OF IGNORANCE

11:30 – 12:30
PATRIC TARIQ MELLET: THE LIE OF 1652 in conversation Nancy Richards
CAROL CAMPBELL: THE TORTOISE CRIED IT’S ONLY TEAR in conversation with Jean Meiring

13:00 – 14: 00
ANTJIE KROG: 'n VRYE VROU – THE POETRY OF ANTJIE KROG
MARGUERITE POLAND: SINS OF OMISSION

14:30 – 15: 40
GREG ARDE: WAR PARTY
ZOE WICOMB: STILL LIFE in conversation Nancy Richards

16:00 – 17:00
RUMENA BUZAROVSKA: MY HUSBAND
LIZZIE COLLINGHAM: CURRY : OF COOKS AND CONQUERORS
JAMES BRENT-STYAN: TRUMP AND THE POST-TRUTH ERA

18:00 – 19: 00
GREG MARINOVICH: SHOTS FROM THE EDGE: A PHOTOJOURNALISTS ENCOUNTER WITH CONFLICT AND RESILIENCE
JACOB DLAMINI: THE TERRORIST ALBUM

19:30 – 20:30
SHANTANU GUHA RAY: CORRUPTION IN CRICKET & MAHENDRA DHONI BIOGRAPHY

20:30 – 20:40
FESTIVAL CLOSING


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Run up to the Festival

It's going to be the festival of the year, beams Darryl David!!! ‘It might very well be the only festival of the year, but boy will it make up for the many that we missed!’

At the end of April I announced nothing more than a dream to create the world's largest online literary festival. Four months later I can proudly announce the launch of the inaugural MADIBALAND BOOK FESTIVAL from the 20-30 November 2020. For those not familiar with South Africa, the festival name was inspired by a travel book of the same name by well - known writer and journalist Denis Beckett, which in turn was inspired by a man who needs no introduction, a man known the world over - Nelson Mandela - who was lovingly called Madiba in this part of the world. The festival is a partnership between the University of the Western Cape and Book Town Richmond, the only Book Town in SA and on the African continent. The University of the Western Cape which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary will take charge of the online architecture for the festival, leaving Book Town Richmond to concentrate on what they do best - create unforgettable book festivals. And when you see the line - up for the inaugural festival it is clear that this festival has the potential to become the flagship international book festival to come out of SA.

And few would argue with the statement above when you peruse through the list of writers set to speak at the inaugural festival. There are literally writers from every corner of the world. And the who's who of SA writers have assembled for this festival.


The world’s largest literary festival | Darryl David | Books and writers (please read for context)