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The 12th Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) is taking place from 18 to 20 May 2018 in various venues along or near the Main Street in Franschhoek. Comics writers Mohale Mashigo and Lauren Beukes and cartoonists Zapiro and Carlos Amato are on the programme. The full list of events in which they will be featuring is below. (The number in square brackets is the programme item.) The full programme is available on the web site.


What Does Feminism Look Like In 2018? [7]
Mohale Mashigo (The Yearning) investigates the challenges and successes of modern feminism with Jen Thorpe (Feminism Is), Helen Moffett (Feminism Is) and social commentator Tshegofatso Senne.
• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:00 to 11:00
• Where: Travellers Lodge

So, What's New? [11]
When they're repeatedly observed and exposed, how does one find a new angle on the public figures that influence our lives. Pieter du Toit (Enemy Of The People), Zapiro (Hasta La Gupta, Baby) and Prince Mashele (The Fall Of The ANC Continues) discuss their unique approaches, with Victor Dlamini.
• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:30 to 12:30
• Where: Old School Hall

The Other Side [32]
People break in different ways. Physically, emotionally, or both. Authors and survivors Tracy Going (Brutal Legacy) and Lauren Segal (Cancer: A Love Story) tell Mohale Mashigo how their experiences lead to a new truth.
• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 14:30 to 15:30
• Where: Elephant & Barrel

At What Cost? [36]
Putting their lives, financial security and reputations on the line, Jacques Pauw, Zapiro and Mark Shaw (Hitmen For Hire) brave the deep end of waters muddied by injustice. Journalist Mandy Wiener (Ministry Of Crime) asks them how they find the courage.
• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 16:00 to 17:00
• Where: New School Hall

Decapitalising Your Cash [39]
Drones are surveying, robots are building, and cryptocurrency is funding our lives. Sam Beckbessinger (How To Manage Your Money) and Simon Dingle (In Math We Trust) discuss the political and personal implications of the bank balance of the future, with dystopian author Lauren Beukes.
• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 16:00 to 17:00
• Where: Congregational Church


To The Point [61]
Gus Silber asks cartoon artists Zapiro and Carlos Amato about the art of the political cartoon in the post-Zuma era.
• When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 to 12:30
• Where: Congregational Church

After The Debut [80]
The first novel gets all the hype, so you would think the next book would be a breeze, right? Niq Mhlongo, Deon Meyer, and Nicolas Fargues reveal the pitfalls to Mohale Mashigo.
• When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 14:30 to 15:30
• Where: Church Hall

A Game Of Two Halves [89]
Darrel Bristow-Bovey discusses the present and future of South African sport on the international stage with Thando Manana, Carlos Amato, and Nikolaos Kirkinis (The Curse Of Teko).
• When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 16:00 to 17:00
• Where: Church Hall

Festival: Franschhoek Literary Festival

• When: Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:30 to 21:00; Saturday, 19 May 2018, 10:00 to 19:00; Sunday, 20 May 2018, 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: Various locations along or near the main street (Huguenot Road) in Franschhoek, South Africa
• Cost: Tickets are R70 per event, for most events, via Webtickets

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