Fiston Mwanza Mujila in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker | 12 September | 1pm

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 13:00

WiSER invites you to

Fiston Mwanza Mujila (author of Tram 83) in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker

Chair: Sarah Nuttall

‘Literature is also about speaking the text, proclaiming the text, singing the text, giving the text a little poetry, a little humanity, too, whether the text speaks of war, or violence, or joy. One can use orality, sounds and noises to imbue the text with other illusions, other dreams’, writes Fiston Mwanza Mujila, a writer and poet from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

His first and widely acclaimed novel, Tram 83, was published in French in 2014 (English, 2015). It won the 2015 Etisalat Prize for the best first novel by an African author and was nominated for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

Tuesday, 12th September
1pm

WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University

All welcome