Based in the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge, Writing South Africa Now is a collective of research students and scholars dedicated to celebrating the South African literary landscape. We aim to bring together a range of diverse and divergent voices into one online space in which debate and discussion can flourish.

The Collective initiated a series of annual colloquia, the first of which was held at the University of Cambridge in July 2013. The next events took place in June 2014 at the University of York, and in June 2015 at the University of Cambridge.  Continuing the ambition to forge new critical directions for the South African literary field in the United Kingdom, Writing South Africa Now will be held at Cambridge every second year, and on other campuses in the intervening years, strengthening ties between universities.


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