Thursday, September 8, 2011

India and SA in Conversation

A vital part of Shared History 2011 is the literary festival of Indian writers in South Africa, Words on Water.

Words on Water, presented in association with the University of the Witwatersrand, takes place at Sci-Bono, corner Miriam Makeba and President Streets, Newtown on Saturday 10 September from 9.30am to 5.15pm. Entrance is free.

Words on Water attempts to mainstream the ideas of contemporary India and Indian writing in English for a South African audience. Of all the practiced arts writers capture the essence of societies and put into words what many of us just sense but have not been able to articulate.

“The attempt is to move from the purely academic and portray Indian writing as enlightening and engaging. Through topical issues it is hoped to capture the mind space of a broad swathe of people and introduce South African audiences to the trends in Indian writing in English of recent times,“ says Professor Dilip Menon.

Book readings, book signings, ‘meet-the-author’ opportunities, as well as talks and discussions between South African and Indian writers will bring together two diverse cultures and will provide an opportunity to interact with the writers.

Full report here Artslink

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