Images from #longstorySHORT with Thando Mgqolozana and Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile

Tlou Masello Motanapitsi introduces Keorapetse Kgositsile  and Thando Mgqolozana Photo/Kajeno Media
Tlou Masello Motanapitsi introduces Keorapetse Kgositsile and Thando Mgqolozana Photo/Kajeno Media

The #longstorySHORT project is one that tries to bring life to literature by having some of the best storytellers told by some of those who tell stories the best. This is a partnership between word smiths and those who perform best in the business around the continent.

The fourth in the series of public readings happened at the Es’kia Mphalele Community Library in Pretoria on Saturday June 27. The featured story was The Weeping Willow by Thando Mgqolozana and was read by film, TV and theatre actor Khulu Skenjana.

After the story was read there was a panel between the young author and #longstorySHORT patron and South National Poet Laureate Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile. There was also an address by the curator of the project, Yewande Omotoso famous as author of Bom Boy and shortlistee to the Etisalat Prize for African Literature 2014.

Here a few images from the events in Pretoria courtesy of the events organisers and taken by Kajeno Media. Also read more about this awesome project at BooksLive.co.za here.

Kgauhelo Dube, Keorapetse Kgositsile and Khulu Skenjana Photo/Kajeno Media
Kgauhelo Dube, Keorapetse Kgositsile and Khulu Skenjana Photo/Kajeno Media
Khulu Skenjana reads the story Photo/Kajeno Media
Khulu Skenjana reads the story Photo/Kajeno Media
Yewande Omotoso Photo/Kajeno Media
Yewande Omotoso Photo/Kajeno Media
Crowd listens to the story. Photo/Kajeno Media
Crowd listens to the story. Photo/Kajeno Media

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