AFTER months of deliberation the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge, has been revealed. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday, June 24.
The five shortlisted books are: The Printmaker by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Umuzi); Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa (Jacana Media); Little Suns by Zakes Mda (Umuzi); The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (Chatto & Windus); and The Safest Place You Know by Mark Winkler (Umuzi). Continue reading
The inaugural Joburg Film Festival kicks off on Friday, October 28 with the world premiere of Mandela’s Gun. This glitzy event will see filmmakers from across South Africa and the globe are getting ready to descend on the city to promote their films. Continue reading
ZAKES Mda’s And The Girls In Their Sunday Dresses will be performed in the Hexagon Studio Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus at 7 pm from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. Continue reading
Greg Homann. Photo: Timmy Henny
TWIST Theatre Development Projects is hosting a series of free interactive “In Conversation With” sessions in KwaZulu-Natal to launch The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre – a definitive book which looks at the history, status and context of South African contemporary theatre – written by Greg Homann. Continue reading
Zakes Mda’s Heart of Redness opens at The Fugard Theatre on August 19. Mark Fleishman and Neo Muyanga have begun rehearsals, putting the cast through their paces. Continue reading