Monthly Archives: May 2013
Jonathan Amid reports on his positive experience at the substantially engaging FLF panel, ‘How to fix Africa’.
Kavish Chetty rails against the mediocrity of public discourse evinced in the FLF panel, ‘Trial by Twitter’.
Is the curse of Babel inevitable? Chantelle Gray van Heerden again takes up the niggling question of translation, this time at the FLF.
Chantelle Gray van Heerden considers the implications of fracking, as raised in conversation at the Franschhoek Literary Festival.
How literary is the Franschhoek Literary Festival? Kavish Chetty is dismayed to find himself in a conversation filled with business jargon.
Bibi Burger, attending Leonie Joubert’s talk at the FLF, wonders about the paternalism underlying food education in South Africa.
WTF does ethics not have to do with it? Chantelle Gray van Heerden, prompted by Conversation II at the Dancing in Other Words festival, asks some challenging questions about the role of translation in South Africa.
Think poetry is only for the page and stage? Check out what a New York poetry collective are doing in public spaces.
What is poetry? Kavish Chetty remains unconvinced by the arguments offered at the Dancing in Other Words festival, and hopes for a more robust engagement with the readers of this report.
In his report on the final event of the Dancing in Other Words festival, David Tyfield provides a vivid and stirring account of the evening.
Jonathan Amid gets carried away on a lyrical wave at the first poetry reading of the Dancing in Other Words festival.