Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium, July 2nd, 2013 Faculty of English, University of Cambridge Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 Confirmed Plenary speaker: Dr Nadia Davids (Queen Mary, University of London) ‘Writing and Performing South Africa’s Past in the Present: an Exploration of… Read More ›
‘A Universal Archive – William Kentridge as printmaker’: touring exhibition, available until Spring/Summer 2014.
The Hayward/South Bank are holding a major, touring exhibition of South African artist William Kentridge’s work, with its provocative title, ‘A Universal Archive’, promising a trove-like collection of Kentridge’s innovative prints. With dates ranging from 1988 to new work, as… Read More ›
Jack Bell Gallery 27 March – 20 April 2013 Artist’s Page (jackbellgallery.com) Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present Cameron Platter’s Everyday Apocalypse, the artist’s first exhibition in the UK.
AiW live on SAfm’s ‘Word of Mouth’ feature prompts a revisit of our Q&A (Pt 2) with Jenna Bass – Editor and co-founder of African pulp fiction magazine Jungle Jim.
Chatting to Nancy Richards about AiW on SAfm’s Word of Mouth feature, part of the Literature show, on Sunday (03/03), I was struck once again by the significance of the generative potential of literary and intellectual networks across the continent,… Read More ›
Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium. University of Cambridge. Tuesday, July 2nd 2013. writingsouthafricanow.wordpress.com The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 1st 2013 has been extended to: Monday 08 April 2013. Writing South Africa Now is a new collective of… Read More ›
CFP: On 20 Years of South African Democracy – St Antony’s College and the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
1994-2014: 20 Years of South African Democracy. St Antony’s College and the African Studies Centre (ASC) at the University of Oxford are planning a conference to be held on 25th/26th April 2014 on 20 Years of South African Democracy. Abstract… Read More ›
For those who can get to the Tanks at Tate Modern, there is still just time to catch South African artist William Kentridge’s I am not me, the horse is not mine (2008) which closes on Jan 20th. This eight-channel video… Read More ›
Genre and the New Geographies of World Literature: A look at Jungle Jim’s “South African Sci-Fi” issue
AiW Guest Stephanie Bosch Santana. The cover of Jungle Jim issue no. 16, the magazine’s “South African Sci-fi” edition, depicts Zulu warriors casting tiny, toothpick-like spears at the Goliath of an alien bearing down on them. Styled after the pulp magazines… Read More ›
AiW Guest Graham Riach. On the front cover of issue 16 of Jungle Jim,a starry sky hangs low over two Zulu tribesmen, assegais held high behind their shields. Looming towards them is a muscle-bound giant with an insectoid robotic head,… Read More ›
AiW Guest Alexander Howard. 1. As the author and editor Jenna Bass points out in the first instalment of her recent interview with Katie Reid of Africa in Words, the bi-monthly fiction magazine Jungle Jim arose out of a shared desire… Read More ›
AiW Guest Ed Charlton. As an intervention into the formal space of South African print culture, Jungle Jim is certainly daring and distinctive. If not an entirely unique mode of literary production, its pulp ’zine format is, nonetheless, a marked… Read More ›
Has having heard so much about the African pulp fiction mag Jungle Jim from its co-creator and editor, Jenna Bass (part I of our interview is here), left you wanting, wondering what might be lurking between its distinctive blue and red covers? How the… Read More ›
(Click here for part I.) This, part II of Katie’s interview with Jenna Bass at Jungle Jim, takes us further into the mag, opening up questions of genre – popular, pulp and science-fiction in Africa and South Africa – plus more on the… Read More ›
(Part 2 of this interview is here…) Genre fiction and the rise of African sci-fi; the establishment of literary networks across the continent; the status of independent publishing and bookselling, as well as the significance of DIY ethics and aesthetics in… Read More ›
Quick update on the previous posts about the Open Book Festival, Cape Town, hosting the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference with 3 events – Censorship Today – a keynote by author Keith Gray, chaired by Mervyn Sloman, the Director of Open… Read More ›
Further to the previous post, other events joining ‘Censorship Today’ as part of the World Writers’ Conference at Open Book, Cape Town: Excited to see that Njabulo Ndebele and Antjie Krog will be in discussion – ‘Should Literature be Political’, 20 September… Read More ›
The Open Book Literary Festival, Cape Town, hosts the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference: ‘Censorship Today’
This year’s Open Book – 20-24 September – builds on the success of last year’s festival, an event which, for many, allowed a space in Cape Town that hadn’t been available before, of engaged debate, talks, and response, and of exchange. Thank you… Read More ›