Today we live in a society scarred by history, crippled by a lack of transformation, subjugated by the spectacle of global capitalism, marked by inequality and alienation. “The question for me as a writer, is can we find a way to write that is equal to this moment” Stacy Hardy asks. “A writing that captures and confronts the present, with its new urgencies and particular forms of violence, including violence done to the body and to language?”
Stacy Hardy is a writer, playwright and critic based in Cape Town and Grahamstown, and associate editor of the Pan-African journal Chimurenga. Her writing has been published in books, literary anthologies and catalogues from around the world, and she has presented work and performed at numerous festivals and conferences in Europe, the USA and across Africa. Her collection of short stories, Because the Night, was published in 2015.
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