Decolonising South African Editing - In my own words

By Jacana Media
Wed, Aug 2. 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Senate House, Wits University, Johannesburg

'If you don't like my story write your own.' Chinua Achebe’s words have been taken to heart. It's a wonderland of writing and book making out there. New voices, new stories, new energy, new ways of saying things. New ways of publishing, self-publishing prime among them. So, as not-so-traditional publishers who always look for new ways of doing things, we thought it was time to face up to our challenges. On Wednesday, 2 August we hope to have a robust and thought-provoking debate and discussion that will help us find out: How do we reflect this new spirit from its inception? How do we help craft, edit, shape, or not, these new stories? How do we decolonise editing? The evening will be emceed by Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, The panel, with speakers Sabata-Mpho Mokae, Dudu Busani-Dube, Helen Moffett, Rehana Rossouw and Malebo Sephodi, will be chaired by Redi Tlhabi, author of Endings & Beginnings and ex 702 Talk Radio host.

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