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A limited series presents a taste of the incredible conversations characteristic of the Open Book Festival.

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A limited series presents a taste of the incredible conversations characteristic of the Open Book Festival.

    OBF2023: Black and Female

    OBF2023: Black and Female

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023. In this event, Lebohang Masango, Thandiwe Ntshinga and Sue Nyamnjoh talk to Dela Gwala about navigating postcolonial reality.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 58 min
    OBF2023: Heritage Politics

    OBF2023: Heritage Politics

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023. In this event, Tessa Dooms, Nadia Kamies and Patric Tariq Mellet speak to Lester Kiewit about grappling with the past to imagine a future.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    OBF2023: Coming of Age

    OBF2023: Coming of Age

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023.

    In this event, Marina Auer, Diane Awerbuck and Moshitadi Lehlomela speak to Sara-Jayne Makwala King about the vulnerabilities of young women.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 58 min
    OBF2023: Queerness and Cape Town

    OBF2023: Queerness and Cape Town

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023.

    In this event, Zoey Black, Maneo Mohale and Manila von Teez explore Cape Town's "queer capital" claims in the company of Lwando Scott.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 59 min
    OBF2023: Reimagining Rituals

    OBF2023: Reimagining Rituals

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023.

    Hugo ka Canham, Maneo Mohale and Jarred Thompson speak to Pumla Dineo Gqola about finding new ways to live.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    OBF2023: The Performance of Normal

    OBF2023: The Performance of Normal

    This is a live recording of an event that took place at Open Book Festival in September 2023.

    In this event, Sarah Isaacs, Wisani Mushwana and Gail Schimmel speak to Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni about the pervasive impacts of shame.

    This event was made possible by the support of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • 58 min

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