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KZN Literary Tourism Tour named one of the "The Top Literary Landmarks To Visit In South Africa" PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 November 2016 23:37

KZN Literary Tourism is pleased to have our tours highlighted in The Culture Trip's article celebrating "The Top Literary Landmarks To Visit in South Africa". The article places our humble project amongst great literary institutions like the National English Literature  Museum (NELM) in Grahamstown and Cape Town's Centre for the Book.



According to writer, Lee-Shay Collison:

The KwaZulu-Natal Literary Tour celebrates the province’s diverse literary heritage. With a choice of eight literary trails, tourists have the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors from the area, such as Alan Paton, Fatima Meer and Lewis Nkosi, to name a few, by visiting the places that inspired their writings. The KZN Literary Tourism project was established in 2002 and provides trained literary guides and detailed maps to avid readers who wish to embark on the trails around the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Over 100 writers are linked to the project, all of whom were either born in KZN or have written about the province and places within it. The literary trails are a fascinating alternative to regular tourism and provide a unique experience to those interested in South African literature.


For more information on our literary trails, kindly contact our project head, Lindy Stiebel:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


KZN Literary Tourism Authors to Appear at Essence Festival PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:42

The Essence Festival, currently being held in Durban, has a line-up of talented artists and speakers from around the world. We are excited that a number of KZN Literary Tourism authors will be making appearances to promote their literary exploits.

PHOTO: From left to right, Gcina Mhlophe, Shafinaaz Hassim and Ishara Maharaj

Famed activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright and recent SALA award winnerGcina Mhlophe revealed that she will be the Key Note Speaker today at the Opening of the Book Fair with local and international authors. On the 11th she will do a morning storytelling session with music. On the 13th she will be performing stories and doing book signings. Copies of her books and CDs will also be available for sale.


SoPhia authoress, Shafinaaz Hassim, will be part of a panel discussion on Friday (11th) at 1-2pm at the ARTiculate Book fair being held at the International Convention Centre. On Sunday (13th) the official Book Launch for her latest novel, Nisa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville, will take place at 3pm at the ARTiculate Africa Book fair – also at the Durban ICC.

Our recent addition to the KZN Literary Tourism archive, Ishara Maharaj, will be in conversation with Ameera Patel on Sunday, November 13 from 1-2pm. Maharaj is the author of Namaste Life.

KZN Literary Tourism Authors Win at 2016 SALA Awards PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:39

KZN Literary Tourism is please to note that Gcina Mhlophe and Ingrid Winterbach were triumphant at the 2016 South African Literary Awards (SALAS). Mhlophe was awarded the "Chairperson's Award" for her body of work while Winterbach won the "Lifetime Achievement Literary Award" for her body of work.

PHOTO: From left to right, Gcina Mhlophe and Ingrid Winterbach


About the SALA Awards:

Founded by the wRite associates, in partnership with the national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in 2005, the main aim of the South African Literary Awards (SALA) is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as ground-breaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems, philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all the official languages of South Africa.

The Awards honour our living literary practitioners, legends and, where appropriate, others posthumously. To date, the South African Literary Awards has honoured 133 authors and they are becoming the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in South African literature.

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