People don’t read crime if they don’t have hope

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“People don’t read crime if they don’t have hope.” So said Jessica Powers, head of Catalyst Press, quoting the South African author Andrew Brown, during a panel discussion hosted by Micheal Sears on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

The entire discussion can be viewed in the window above. The panellists, who have participated in the event, are:

  • Sifiso Mzobe, author of Young Blood and Searching for Simphiwe, who hails from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;
  • Mike Nicol, crime novelist, journalist, and writing teacher from Cape Town, South Africa has a number of books to his name, the latest being Agents of the statePower playOf cops & robbersBlack heartKiller country and Payback;
  • Ameera Patel, an actor, playwright, and poet whose novel Outside the Lines is set in Johannesburg;
  • Jessica Powers, who has lived in and written several novels about KwaZulu-Natal and the US-Mexican border;
  • Bettina Wyngaard, author of VuilspelJagter and Slaafs, who lives in Grabouw, South Africa;
  • Michael Sears, the moderator, who is the co-author of the Detective Kubu series, and a crime book columnist. He lives in Kynsna.

#ReadingAfrica is an annual online event for all publishing companies, readers and authors who want to share their love for African literature.

See also:

The joys of #ReadingAfrica: A panel discussion

Three women providing a catalyst for African literature: An interview

Press Release: #ReadingAfrica #OokInAfrikaans

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