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27th Time of the Writer Festival

14 March 2024 - 21 March 2024

In South Africa’s 30th year of democracy, the 2024 Time of the Writer Festival beckons you on a captivating literary journey, exploring literature’s profound impact on South African society. Through diverse African languages, we delve into narratives, embracing digital transformation’s role in amplifying voices. Join us in reviving the essence of writing in a democratic society, discussing literature’s role in shaping citizenship, and celebrating the rich tapestry of our society’s identities.

With featured author Zakes Mda headlining the festival, attendees can expect a diverse range of events, including book launches, panel discussions, workshops and readings by some of the prominent names in the literary industry. The programme will not only take place online, but also at the Alliance Française in Morningside, Durban for a live audience.

Amongst some of the authors at this year’s festival are Justice Malala, Siphiwo Mahala, Sandile Mamela, Angela Makholwa, Shafinaaz Hassim, Barbara Boswell, Qaanita Hunter, Nokuthula Mazibuko-Msimang, Sabata Mpho Mokai, Shamil Ismail, Megan Choritz, Shubnum Khan, Steven Friedman and Jonny Steinberg.

Click here for the full list of events and speakers.


14 March 2024
21 March 2024
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Time of the Writer
060 700 4665
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