Official Opening: Keynote Address by Zakes Mda
Set the pace for the festival with renowned and internationally celebrated author, Zakes Mda, delivering the festival keynote address unraveling the threads of his narratives. This year’s theme, Reflections, Resonance and Revival. As South Africa’s democracy celebrates its 30th year, the Time of the Writer Festival in 2024 invites you on a captivating journey of literary exploration. At the heart of our festival lies a deep reflection on the power of words. As we reflect on how literature has resonated with our nation, stirring conversations about democracy, freedom and equality. Mda’s address will be followed by a conversation with Barbara Boswell, Sandile Memela and Rose Francis, moderated by Sanele KaNtshingana. Explore the nuances of narrative craft, societal reflections, and the transformative power of storytelling in fostering understanding and connection. Don’t miss this exceptional night where stories come alive, and the voices of literary luminaries echo through time.