The Writers' Seminar with C.A. Davids

28 Feb 2022
28 Feb 2022

The Department of English Literary Studies warmly invites you to join us for the first instalment of the 2022 edition of The Writers’ Seminar. The seminar will take place in person at Hiddingh Hall on Friday, 4 March from 12h00 to 13h30. We are pleased to announce that acclaimed South African writer, C. A. Davids, will be in conversation with Dr Mandisa Haarhoff (UCT) about her recently published novel, How to be a Revolutionary. 

C. A. Davids is a writer and indie publisher of children’s books. Her debut novel, The Blacks of Cape Town (2013), was shortlisted for the Edinburgh Book Fest’s First Book Award, the University of Johannesburg Debut Writing Prize and the SALA First-time Published Author Award, amongst others. Her indie children’s publishing house, everychild books, has produced The Hair Fair (by CA Davids, illustrated by Mary-An Hampton) and Mizz President (by Mapule Mohulatsi, illustrated by Mary-An Hampton). Her most recent novel How to be a Revolutionary (Umuzi and Verso) was published earlier this year with editions launching in both South Africa and the United States of America.

This talk will form a part of an exciting new initiative where we will be hosting a monthly salon/seminar in which we will be engaging with celebrated South African writers about their soon to be, or recently published work. We hope that this will provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to come into contact and engage with actual working South African writers.

Please note that this will be an in person event and attendees will be required to wear masks. 

We hope that you will be able to join us and are very much looking forward to this exciting new seminar series.

If you have any questions about the event please direct them to Dr Oliver Melvill at