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.

Topic: short stories

This event’s invited guests, Martin Egblewogbe and Nick Mulgrew, will explore everything that a collection of short stories should be. They will be in conversation with Ndumiso Ngcobo. Martin Egblewoge will also read at the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm. Furthermore he will also be participating at the Open Book Festival from 7-11 September 2016.

Martin Egblewogbe is a lecturer in Physics at the University of Ghana and lives in Accra. He is the author of the short-story collection, Mr Happy and the Hammer of God and Other Stories (Ayebia, 2012). Recently, his short story The Tree of Life appeared in Pen American's Passages (2015) and also in "The Scofield: Issue 1.3" (2016).

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990 to British parents. He is the Deputy Chair of Short Story Day Africa, the founding associate editor of Prufrock and the founder of the uHlanga press. Nationally awarded in both South Africa and the U.K. for his short fiction writing, he is the author of two books: the poetry collection, The myth of this is that we’re all in this together and Stations, a collection of short stories. Nick currently lives in Cape Town.

Ndumiso Ngcobo is the bestselling author of Some of my best friends are white, Is it coz I'm black? and Eat, drink and blame the ancestors. He is also one of the most read weekly columnists in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Times

Literary Crossroads is a series of talks where South African writers meet colleagues from all over the continents and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today. The series is curated by Indra Wussow.

6th September 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg - Parkwood, 2193 Johannesburg
119 Jan Smuts Avenue