Open Book Festival massive reporting attack

Cape Town, 20-24 September 2012

Passing experience from mouth to mouth | Nal’ibali: It starts with a story, 20 September 2012, Central Library | Report by Tazneem Wentzel

‘We write for people who resemble us’ | Etonnants Voyageurs: Story Tellers and Travel Writers, 23 September 2012, Fugard First | Report by Danson Kahyana

The freedom of the global writer | Etonnants Voyageurs: Place, Space and Writing, 22 September 2012, Fugard First | Report by Danson Kahyana

Prize writing | Caine Prize 2012, 22 September 2012, Fugard Theatre | Report by Danson Kahyana

Nigerian writers call for closer bond with SA counterparts | Nigeria Writes, 24 September 2012, Fugard Studio | Report by Wanjiru Koinange

No place here for crypto-colonial, romantic garbage about Africa | Constructive Engagement: Outsiders Writing about Africa, 23 September 2012, Fugard Studio | Report by Rosa Lyster

Writing conflict and the difficulties of freedom | Etonnant Voyageurs: Writing Conflict - Anne Nivat, Atiq Rahimi and André Brink discuss the challenges of writing about conflict, 23 September 2012, Fugard Ground | Report by Bernard van der Merwe

A life in writing | The Lives of Writers: Alan Hollinghurst, Kiran Desai and Lionel Shriver, 23 September 2012, Fugard Studio | Report by Bernard van der Merwe

Biko offers cultural counter to technocratic discourse | Launch of Biko: The Biography by Xolela Mangcu, 24 September 2012, Fugard Theatre | Report by Kate Ellis-Cole

Die storie bly belangrik | Bekendstelling van Etienne van Heerden se Haai Karoo, 21 September 2012, Fugard Teater | Verslag deur Melt Myburgh

‘Page versus Stage’ an effervescent affair | The Distance Between Page and Stage, 21 September 2012, Truth and Coffee | Report by Kate Ellis-Cole

McKaiser, Galgut and Hollinghurst in full swingEusebius McKaiser in conversation with Alan Hollinghurst and Damon Galgut, 22 September 2012, Fugard Theatre | Report by Jonathan Amid

The less funny side of the comics industry | Co/Mix: Glocal is Lekker, 22 September 2012, The Bank | Report by Jonathan Amid

Putting women first | Launch of My First Time edited by Jen Thorpe, 22 September 2012, Fugard Studio | Report by Wanjiru Koinange

Short stories: love letters to the writer | For the Love of Short Stories, 21 September 2012, Fugard Studio | Report by Sean O'Toole

Kiran Desai: Comprehending the world by writing it down | GIPCA – Great Texts with Kiran Desai, 20 September 2012, Hiddingh Hall | Report by Rosa Lyster

The complication and pleasure of being in print | Launch of Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa, 21 September 2012, Fugard Studio, Cape Town | Report by Sean O'Toole

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Pieter Odendaal is a South African poet, performer, translator and editor. He is currently busy with a practice-led PhD in how spoken word can engage with social-ecological change at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. His debut Afrikaans poetry collection, asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie (like no mountains ever lived here), appeared at Tafelberg Publishers in 2018. He is the co-editor of the poetry translation anthologies Many tongues (2013) and ConVerse (2018).