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THURSDAY, 14 MARCH

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MAIN STAGE
WORKSHOP: Amabali neeNtsomi Jessica Mbangeni, Kholeka Sigenu PRESENTATION/PERFORMANCE: Umhlobo Wenene and siXhosa Zola Yeye/Nompumezo Buzani Drama Group WORKSHOP: Reading Programmes for the Blind NMMM City Libraries, BLINDLIB SCHOOL POETRY/PERFORMANCE: LACE, MAKANA & KwaMagxaki High School Book Clubs

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME:
10:30 – 11:30

BARN
WORKSHOP: Writing : Poetry & Story-Telling Dr. Don Mattera, Mpumi Cilibe PRESENTATION: The Life & Times of Dennis Brutus Professor Cornelius Thomas WORKSHOP The World of Sol Plaatjie Gontse Chaane, Sabata Mokae PRESENTATION: Reading Programmes for Scholars Zama Youth Development Centre PRESENTATION: Filming & Documentaries Denise Roodt, Luphelo Zazini

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AMABALI NEENTSOMI Workshop on African traditional story-telling in isiXhosa. Facilitators: Jessica Mbangeni, Kholeka Sigenu 11:30 – 12:30 DRAMA PERFORMANCE: The playwright Nompumezo Buzani and her actors present a short drama in isiXhosa. Facilitator: Nompumezo Buzani 12:30 – 12:30 THE WORLD OF SOL PLAATJIE: The Sol Plaatjie Museum presents a workshop on Sol Plaatjie.

10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00

BOOK EXHIBITIONS
OPENING PROGRAMME: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “Is Language Free? – New Activism in Language & Culture”

Facilitators: Gontse Chaane, Sabata Mokae
18:30 – 19:00 IS LANGUAGE FREE? – NEW ACTIVISM IN LANGUAGE & CULTURE Facilitator: Mcoseleli Dukisa Panelists: Mandla Matyumza, Professor Ncedile Saule, Ntsiki Mazwai, Professor Cornelius Thomas, Dr. Don Mattera, Gontse Chaane

POETRY SESSION: Ntsiki Mazwai, Madoda Ndlakuse, Jessica Mbangeni, Mphutlane Bofelo, Don Mattera, EASTCAPE POETS

19:00 – 19:30
TRIBUTES – “SEVEN MINUTES”: S.E.K. Mqhayi A.C. Jordaan Sol Plaatjie Dennis Brutus - Reading by Jessica Mbangeni (7min) - Reading by Kholeka Sigenu (7min) - Reading by Sabata Mokae & Gontse Chaane (7min) - Reading by Professor Cornelius Thomas (7min)

THURSDAY, 14 MARCH

FRIDAY, 15 MARCH
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PRESENTATION: Writing & Publishing Mandla Matyumza PRESENTATION: The National Book Week – (its) Perspectives, Aims & Challenges in a Modernising/Globalizing South African Society, Siphiwo Mahala PRESENTATION: The Literary and Cultural Legacy of S.E.K. Mqhayi (“Igalelo likaS.E.K. Mqhayi kuphuculo lwentetho, kubhalo, noncwadi lolwimi lwesiXhosa”) Professor Ncedile Saule CONVERSATIONS: Interviews with Vonani Bila & Lesego Rampolokeng - Mphutlane Bofelo

AUTHOR’S PROGRAMME:

09:00 – 10:00

BARN

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WRITING & PUBLISHING Publishing books still remains one of the biggest hurdles that many writers encounter in their careers. This presentation by The Centre for The Book attempts to suggest solutions to the problem of finding publishing opportunities for writers. Facilitator: Mandla Matyumza 10:00 – 11:00 THE NATIONAL BOOK WEEK: National Book Week is an annual premier platform through which government, the book sector and civil society establish a dynamic partnership for the promotion of the culture of reading and writing. The objective is to engender wider audiences for the South African literature and enhance the development of a dynamic book sector that recognises equitable development of all South African languages.

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30

CONVERSATIONS: Interviews with Siphiwo Mahala & Niq Mhlongo - Sabata Mokae

BOOK EXHIBITIONS

Facilitator: Siphiwo Mahala

BOOK LAUNCH: Simphiwe Sesanti, Vonani Bila, Niq Mhlongo BOOK EXHIBITIONS BOOK EXHIBITIONS BOOK EXHIBITIONS BOOK EXHIBITIONS BOOK EXHIBITIONS BOOK EXHIBITIONS PRESENTATION: Writing, Spirituality and Politics – Locating the Nation’s Spiritual Centre, Professor Xolela Mangcu ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The State of South African Literature – Questions for the Future Sisi Maqagi

14:00 – 15:00 WRITING, SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS: This presentation looks at what has been gained and lost against the backdrop of democratisation and shift in power to the majority of the citizenry in South Africa. How the changes impacted on the ability of writers to speak the truth to power. Facilitator: Professor Xolela Mangcu 15:00 – 16:00 THE STATE OF SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE: Facilitator: . Sisi Maqagi Panelists: Niq Mhlongo, Siphiwo Mahala, Mzi Mahola, Dr. Linda Kwatsha, Jessica Mbangeni, Buysile Western Kwenene

BOOK LAUNCH: Xolela Mangcu, Sabata Mokae, Motsoko Pheko

18:00

FRIDAY, 15 MARCH

SATURDAY, 16 MARCH
TIME
MAIN STAGE BARN FOYER

AUTHOR’S PROGRAMME:
09:00 – 10:00 WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing workshop in isiXhosa covering the writing of short-stories, novels and poetry. Facilitator: Soga Mlandu

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

CONVERSATIONS: Interviews with Dr. Don Mattera & Ntsiki Mazwai - Dr. Simphiwe Sesanti

WORKSHOP: Writing Short-stories, Soga Mlandu

WORKSHOP: Writing Poetry, Robert Berold

BOOK LAUNCH: Ntsiki Mazwai, Soga Mlandu, Mhlobo Jadezweni

14:00 – 15:00 WHO WANTS TO PUBLISH MY BOOK? A roundtable discussion focussing on the travesties within and around the publishing world.

PRESENTATION: The Life and Works of Eskia Mphahlele, Dr. Simphiwe Sesanti PRESENTATION: The Xhosa Dictionary: Challenges with Regard to the Development of isiXhosa, Mhlobo Jadezweni BOOK LAUNCH: Gontse Chaane, Lesego Rampolokeng

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30

Facilitator: Mpumi Cilibe Panelists: Vonani Bila, Kholeka Sigenu, Mphutlane Bofelo, Lesego Rampolokeng, Gontse Chaane, Lukhanyo Sigonyela

16:00
16:30 17:00 17:30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “Who wants to publish my book?” Mpumi Cilibe ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “Language Policy and The Resistances to its Application within the South African Context” Dr. Linda Kwatsha

WORKSHOP: Script-Writing Professor Ncedile Saule WORKSHOP: Writing Poetry, Dr. Brian Walter

BOOK EXHIBITIONS

15:00 – 16:00 LANGUAGE POLICY AND THE RESISTANCES TO ITS APPLICATION WITHIN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT:

POETRY SESSION: Don Mattera,Vonani Bila, Mzi Mahola, Ntsiki Mazwai, Mphutlane Bofelo, Madoda Ndlakuse, Sabata Mokae, Lesego Rampolokeng

This presentation looks at failures in the implementation of the official government policy on language, especially pertaining to the preservation and promotion of the indigenous languages in South Africa.
Facilitator: Dr. Linda Kwatsha Panelists: Soga Mlandu, Professor Ncedile Saule, Mbulelo Nzo, Fundiswa Mhlekude, Livingstone Nami, Dr. Motsoko Pheko

18:00

SATURDAY, 16 MARCH