With Helon Habila (Nigeria) and Nthikeng Mohlele (South Africa)
Two writers in different stages of their carreers share their texts and let us take part in their routines of writing.
Literary Crossroads. A new series of talks.
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, 7th May 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Curators: Pumla Dineao Gqola and Indra Wussow
Literature does not come out of the void and writers are very much part of the world they live and write in. It will be interesting to investigate what role reality plays in the conception of the work, how it is aliented and transcended to something new, that opens new worlds and perceptions, opens new realities beyond the obvious.
What is the starting point of a book or a sory? Where does the inspiration come from? What role does research play and how does a writer succeed to transcend into something new? How important are the conditions of production? The social and political parameters of the place of living? Does a perception changes by changing places and worlds?