Literary Crossroads

Literary Crossroads is a new series of talks initiated by the Goethe-Institute Johannesburg where South African writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today. The series is curated by Pumla Dineo Gqola and Indra Wussow.

Join two South African authors Angela Makholwa and Henrietta Rose Innes as they discuss their individual takes on the topic of nature and imagination – what perceptions of nature and the supernatural exist in literary text.

Henrietta Rose Innes is a writer from Cape Town, South Africa, now based at the University of East Anglia, UK. She is the author of four novels and a book of short stories. Her novel Green Lion came out from Penguin Random House SA (Umuzi) in May 2015, and will appear in French translation in 2016 (Editions Zoe). Nineveh (2011) came out in French in 2014 (Ninive, Editions Zoe) and will be published in Spanish by Almadia at the end of 2015.

Angela Makholwa lives and works in Johannesburg. Her debut novel, Red Ink (2007), is a gripping psychological thriller. This was followed by the entertaining escapades and sexual misadventures of modern women in The 30th Candle (2009). Black Widow Society marks a return to a thrilling, crime-ridden world. Other books by Angela include 30th candle and Black Widow Society.

15th September 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg - Parkwood, 2193 Johannesburg
119 Jan Smuts Avenue