Public Conversation 2011: What does 'township' mean today?

Posted on August 31, 2011

What does 'township' mean today?: An interdisciplinary discussion with journalists, academics, film-makers and playwrights

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2011
Time: 17h30-19h30
Location: University of Pretoria Hatfield-campus
Venue: Sanlam Auditorium, Conference Centre

Guest speakers:
Sakhela Buhlungu, professor of sociology, University of Pretoria
Angus Gibson, film-maker (Yizo Yizo)
Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, playwright, director and Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner
Anton Harber, author of Diepsloot
Tsepo wa Mamatu, playwright, activist, and lecturer
Noor Nieftagodien, co-author of Alexandra: A History
Chris van Wyk, novelist and poet
Event chair: Mark Gevisser, writing fellow, University of Pretoria Faculty of Humanities

Join us for an exciting interdisciplinary discussion on how the notion of “the township” has developed and interrogated across the genres of journalism, scholarship, drama, memoir and prose fiction, and how these genres inform one another and our understanding of society too.

Presented by the University of Pretoria Faculty of Humanities

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