ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Founded by the wRite associates, the Africa Century International African Writers Conference – a legacy project of the South African Literary Awards – was inaugurated in Mangaung, Free State Province, in 2012 in partnership with the University of Free State. It is set to become a Mecca of who is who of the African literati, Read More
5th AFRICA CENTURY INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN WRITERS CONFRENECE
7th November 2016
Bamboo Lecture Hall, Kgorong Building, UNISA, Meckleneuk, Pretoria
“The Role of Writers’ Organisations in Society”
Presented by the wRite associates in partnership with UNISA Department of English Studies, the conference this year, seeks to interrogate the state and significance of writers organisations in society. The conference will also look into the establishment of a South African Writers organisation which will address the interests of South African writers.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, will deliver the 5th Africa Day Lecture.
NB: Attendance is free, Registration opens on 23rd September. Please see closing dates on the registration forms.
About the South African Literary Awards
Founded by the wRite associates, in partnership with the National Department of Arts and Culture in 2005, the main aim of the South African Literary Awards is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as ground-breaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems and philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all the languages of South Africa, particularly the official languages.
About wRite associates
Formed in 2000, the wRite associates is a one-stop events & project management company with a particular focus on the arts, culture and heritage realm. South Africa’s and Africa’s literary heritage remains one of the major focus areas for the company.