Home > Public events > Events > 2012 > 03 > Relating the Divided City in South Africa

 

Relating the Divided City in South Africa

LSE Department of Anthropology Literary Festival event

Date: Friday 2 March 2012 
Time: 6-7.30pm
Venue: NAB 2.04, New Academic Building
Speakers: Denis Hirson, Kopano Matlwa, Dr Andrew van der Vlies

In new South African fiction, writers ‘relate cultures’ in two senses. They have found new ways of exploring connections amongst diverse languages and cultures (and pasts and presents). Replacing the seriousness of novels about the racism of the past and its effects, a new playfulness is emerging, with whimsical humour much in evidence – yet the themes explored remain grounded in important issues of cultural and racial dividedness. Writers also show remarkable inventiveness in respect of the mode of relating, investigating new and changing styles of narrative.

Denis Hirson is author of Worlds in One Country|,  I remember King Kong (The Boxer)| and The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street|. Kopano Matlwa is author of Coconut| and Spilt Milk|. Dr Andrew van der Vlies is senior lecturer, Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London, and author of South African Textual Cultures|, and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace: A Reader's Guide|.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lselitfest

Ticket Information

All events in the Literary Festival are free to attend and open to all, but a ticket is required.  Tickets can be ordered via LSE E Shop|.

Update: Booking for this event will close at 9am on Friday 2 March.  There will be tickets available on the door on a first come, first served basis.

 

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.

 

Twitter and Facebook

You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter|, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what's happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook| page.

CPD

This event has been certified for CPD| purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service|. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and email a completed scanned copy of their Self-Assessment Record form to events@lse.ac.uk| within 28 days of the date of the event attended. If a delegate fails to register their details at the event and email a scanned copy of their completed Self-Assessment Record form within 28 days, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be emailed out within 10 working days of the Self-Assessment form being received.

Accessibility

If you are planning to attend this event and would like details on how to get here and what time to arrive, as well as on accessibility and special requirements, please refer to LSE Events FAQ|.  LSE aims to ensure that people have equal access to these public events, but please contact the events organiser as far as possible in advance if you have any access requirements so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. If the event is ticketed, please ensure you get in touch in advance of the ticket release date.

 

Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|