What you have to look forward to in week two!

There are three episodes coming your way this week, the first of which is ‘Virtually Queer’, a conversation which explores queerness in relation to online spaces. Join Efemia Chela, Robert Hamblin, Tiffany Mugo in a discussion chaired by Chase Rhys. If you haven’t read their work, get Touch, Robert and Kinnes from the Book Lounge asap!

We’re also delighted to have a bonus edition of ‘Conversations with Mohale’ featuring her in discussion with Shana Fife, the author of Ougat!

Later this week, you can look forward to ‘Fragile Power’, a conversation which features the 2021 Booker winner, Damon Galgut! Chaired by Koketso Sachane, the panel explores the erosion of power through the lens of Damon Galgut, Mphuthumi Ntabeni and Futhi Ntshingila’s most recent novels. If you haven’t yet read these, be sure to get your copies of The Promise, The Wanderers and They Got to you Too from the Book Lounge.

Join Madeleine Fullard, Ashraf Kagee and Naledi Mashishi for a conversation chaired by Africa Melane. Fullard is head of the Missing Persons Task Team in the National prosecuting authority and has a piece included in Our Ghosts were Once People. Kagee’s most recent novel, By the Fading Light was published earlier this year, as was Naledi Mashishi’s Invisible Strings.

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