Tag: Natalia Molebatsi

  • Natalia Molebatsi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

    Natalia Molebatsi at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

    Natalia Molebatsi started off day 4 at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Johannesburg, South Africa on July 3, 2020. She was hosted by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international…

  • Covid-19: Virtual literary events across Africa to look out for during the lockdown.

    Covid-19: Virtual literary events across Africa to look out for during the lockdown.

    Here is a list of virtual literary events across Africa to keep you busy during the shutdowns as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020. What a year. As a result of a new deadly virus spreading across the world, literary festivals, book launches, and award ceremonies considered the bedrock of African literature have been…

  • Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.

    Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.

    Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018, an anthology edited by Makhosazana Xaba and published by UKZN Press was launched in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 16, 2019. Makhosazana Xaba is an anthologist, essayist, short-story writer and poet. The South African has three collections of poetry: these hands (2005 and…

  • Mboka Festival 2018 gives tribute to fallen writers

    Mboka Festival 2018 gives tribute to fallen writers

    The Mboka Festival 2018 hosted an evening of celebration to honour the life and achievements of Keorapetse Kgositsile, Buchi Emecheta, Dr Raphina Philott Almeida and Musa Jallow on Sunday January 14, 2018. The African Poetry Library at the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Banjul, The Gambia was the venue that hosted an…

  • Linton Kwezi Johnson, Natalia Molebatsi, Tunde Jegede rock Mboka Festival 2018

    Linton Kwezi Johnson, Natalia Molebatsi, Tunde Jegede rock Mboka Festival 2018

    There was an evening of brilliance at the Ebunjan Theatre in Banjul with Linton Kwezi Johnson, Natalia Molebatsi, and Tunde Jegede with performing to an adoring crowd as part of the Mboka Festival 2018. The Ebunjan Theatre was built in 2010 and started being used by a local repertory group the year after this. The…

  • Mboka Festival 2018 literary program unveiled

    Mboka Festival 2018 literary program unveiled

    The literary program for Mboka Festival 2018 has been unveiled. We here at JamesMurua.com have been following the proceedings from Western African country Gambia with the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport. The festival is organised by Camp Africa, Global Hands and SABLE Publications with support from partners and funders including, Gambia Tourism Board…

  • A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

    A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

    The South African Book Fair 2017 was hosted in Johannesburg from September 8-10. The festival theme was #OURSTORIES. It was a lit few days as some of the best known authors and others in the literary scene converged on Johannesburg for the South African Book Fair 2017. The list of the people see and interact…

  • Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

    Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

    The Abantu Festival 2016 set for 06 – 10 December in Soweto, South Africa have announced some of their guests and the lineup is epic. The Abantu Book Festival with Thando Mgqolozana as director and Panashe Chigumadzi as curator is organised under the theme, Our Stories. The new festival celebrates African stories through written and…