Dreams can become enemies: One-on-one with debut author Rešoketšwe Manenzhe about her award-winning novel Scatterlings (13 Apr)
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‘Some stories start in the middle because no one wants to hear the beginning.’
Join Rešoketšwe Manenzhe for a conversation about her novel Scatterlings!
Scatterlings recently won the 2021 HSS Award for Fiction by a Single Author, and also received the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.
Manenzhe will be in conversation with Jennifer Malec, editor of The Johannesburg Review of Books and Dinaane judge.
Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time: 18:00 SAST
The conversation will cover Manenzhe’s experience of writing her first book, how she got published, and how she dreamt up the extraordinary yet ordinary women that appear in her novel.
The chat will also explore whether authors need to ‘write what you know’, and how that ties to writing historical fiction.