06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Puleng Lange-Stewart

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Puleng Lange-Stewart is a BA honours graduate in Theatre Making from the University of Cape Town. She was one of three shortlisted writers in the national PEN student writing competition in 2016 and her writing has appeared in the 2017 African Literature curriculum at UCT. Her first independent short film (written and directed with Jannous Aukema) Until the Silence Comes was selected for the Cape Town International Film Festival 2017 and was nominated for an audience award at the Shnit International Short Film Festival 2017. Her primary focus is in interdisciplinary performance and multi media integration. As a queer, feminist, artists and mother of colour, she hopes to find ways to explore and question the practices and hierarchies that continue to erode human dignity and self-determinacy for so many within the context of South Africa and Africa as a whole. Her work is deeply embedded in a decolonial framework which hopes to elevate and recentre African bodies and voices as a response to its violent historical negation.

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