The Time of the writer is a literary festival that is organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Creative Arts. This years’ Time of the writer is slated for the 16 to 21 March and will take place in Durban, South Africa. The festival has hosted some of the most iconic names from the African continent as well as overseas. This festival has been running for more than two decades, a scarce aspect in the African literary circuit. This festival has been one of the most prolific literary events in the African literary scene.
Time of the writer 2020 guests
Some of the Time of the writer 2020 guests that will participate this year include journalist and award-winning author Fred Khumalo whose latest work is The Longest March.
Award-winning novelist and short story writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will also be in attendance. Her latest work includes Happened, published in 2019, and Kintu, published in 2014. Keletso Mopai, a storyteller and with a debut story collection, If You Keep Digging, published in 2019 is among the guests attending this years’ Time of the writer awards.
The Time of the writer 2020 guests list also includes award-winning novelist Nozizwe Cynthia Jele who work include Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, published in 2010 as well as One with Purpose (2018). Novelist and short-story writer Remy Ngambije will be in attendance with his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One. The event has also invited sociologist and novelist Shafinaaz Hassim whose latest work include The Economics of Love and Happiness, published in 2019. Literary critic, novelist, short story writer and playwright Siphiwo Mahala is also among the guests who will grade the Time of the writer 2020 awards. His latest book is Red Apple Dreams, published in 2019.
Apart from the Time of the writer 2020 guests, the event will also attract many other writers in Durban this March as well as activities for all the participants. The list of activities will be shared on the website for the participants to know what to expect. The Time of the writer 2020 is among the many African literary festivals happening in South Africa and other parts of the continent this year. It is going to be an epic experience for the African literary enthusiasts this year. With the Time of the writer 2020 guests list out, it is all systems go for the even which is taking place in less than two months.