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Event: Writing the South African City Colloquium, 16-17 June 2016, London

June 8, 2016

Writing the South African City

LSE, London

16th-17th June

courtesy of Jodi Bieber. 'Westbury', from 'Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa' (2006)

Courtesy of Jodi Bieber. ‘Westbury’, from ‘Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa’ (2006)

Registration is now open for this year’s Writing South Africa Now: a Colloquium, hosted in London by LSE Cities, in association with the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. The colloquium is open to all and free to attend. In addition to academic papers, this year’s event features readings from Nadia Davids and Masande Ntshanga, a poetry performance by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Toni Stuart, and an exhibition of photography from Jodi Bieber.

Please RSVP, for catering purposes, by Friday 10th June:


Thursday 16th June

2pm: Registration

The Box, Floor 5, LSE Tower 3, Clement’s Inn

2.30pm: Welcome

Ed Charlton (LSE Cities)

2.45pm: Reading Cape Town

Nadia Davids & Masande Ntshanga

4.45pm: Urban Textures

Alice Meyer (Cambridge), Caitlin Stobie (Kent)

7pm: Exhibition Launch

Johannesburg: A City Between

with Jodi Bieber, LSE Atrium Gallery

Friday 17th June

9.45am: Katarzyna Kubin (SOAS), Mxolisi Norman (Edge Hill)

11am: Johannesburg in View

Elizabeth Pienaar & Jodi Bieber

1.30pm: Changing City

Hayley Gewer (UCL), Elizabeth Green (Hackney Archives), Dominic Davies (Oxford)

3.15pm: Conceptualizing the City

Stacey Vorster (Wits), Nduka Mntambo (Wits), Denise Lim (Yale)

5pm: Poetry Performance LDN-CPT

Jacob Sam-La Rose & Toni Stuart