Second installment - 2018 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series

9 Jul 2018 - 11:00

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to announce the second installment of the 2018 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, with a line-up featuring: Rioters in Session, a community of womxn poets of colour established by Ashley Makue, Koleka Putuma, Khanyisile Mbongwa and Allison-Claire Hoskins; Milisuthando Bongela, Arts Editor of the Mail & Guardian and writer, cultural worker and filmmaker; and Panashe Chigumadzi, writer, journalist and author of the recently released These Bones Will Rise Again.

The focus of this Great Texts series is archives of black womxnhood as inspired by the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. In the wake of her recent death, and the readings, mis-readings and counter-readings that have been made about her life, this series is interested how the voices of womxn in history – particularly black womxn – might be uncovered and reclaimed in complex ways.

The schedule of speakers, with details about each lecture to be released shortly, is as follows:

  1. Wednesday 1 August at 6pm: Rioters in Session
  2. Wednesday 8 August at 6pm: Milisuthando Bongela
  3. Wednesday 15 August at 6pm: Panashe Chigumadzi

The poetry reading/performance by Rioters in Session takes place from 6–7:30pm at the Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001.

Thereafter, lectures take place from 6 –7:30pm at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. Refreshments are served from 5:30pm.