Festival Looks at sekoto’s only kids’ book

2013-08-23 00:00

ELWYN Jenkins will be looking at artist Gerard Sekoto’s only children’s book, Shorty & Billy Boy, at this weekend’s Midlands Literary Festival at Yellowwood Café in Howick.

Organised by Darryl David, the festival, which runs until Sunday, starts today with a literary tour of Pietermaritzburg, taking in writers with connections to the city, including Alan Paton, Bessie Head, Ronnie Kasrils, Kobus Moolman, Tom Sharpe, Antjie Krog and Dana Snyman. The tour is presented in association with the Centre for African Literary Studies and the Alan Paton Centre. Booking is essential at davidd@ukzn.ac.za or 081 391 8689. Also taking part in the festival are Kasrils, who is launching the fourth edition of his autobiography, Armed & Dangerous; Judge Chris Nicholson, Carol Campbell and Barbara Erasmus; chef Jackie Cameron; poet Shabbir Banoobhai; historian Jeff Guy; Scott Couper; Ian Player; Paul Ross; Chris Ballantyne; Jane Harley on self-publishing; and David himself, putting on his other hat as a recorder of platteland churches.

• For details and the programme, contact Darryl David at davidd@ukzn.ac.za or 081 391 8689 or on Facebook: Midlands Meander Literary Festival.

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