The Time of the Writer 2021 kicks off on March 15.

The Time of the Writer 2021, one of the continent’s longest-running literary festivals, broadcasts from Durban, South Africa from March 15-21, 2021. The festival theme is “The Writer: Witness, The Canary In The Mine or Testifier?”

The Time of the Writer, a literary festival organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, returns to its traditional home of Durban, South Africa. The festival which has hosted some of the most iconic names in African and world writing will be running for the twenty-fourth consecutive year a rarity in African letters.

In the 2021 edition, which runs virtually, those who tune in will experience panels discussing a variety of topics, book launches and readings, author chats, poetry readings, and loads more. The event keynote, delivered on March 15, will be delivered by Zukiswa Wanner.

This year, some of the best writers from across the continent including Zakes Mda, Sindiwe Magona, Niq Mhlongo, Vamba Sherif, Fred Khumalo, Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa, Vangile Gantsho, Nkosinathi Sithole, Maik Nwosu, Emmanuel Taban, Athol Williams, Abi Daré and many more will feature.

To check out this event, we recommend that you find the official program here.

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