The Symposium “WOMEN’S WORDS: AFRICAN WORLDS: RENEWING A DIALOGUE BETWEEN AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT” is hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture in association with the Windybrow Theatre (Pan-African Centre for the Arts).
It will take place on 25 and 26 August, 2010 at the Windybrow Theatre
The objectives of the symposium are as follows:
# To bring together African women writers to engage in a dialogue about African women’s writing;
# To establish a network of African women writers;
# To highlight the challenges of women on the African continent and in the African Diaspora;
# To prepare the community of African writers for the African Decade for Women 2010-2020 as initiated by the African Union;
# To encourage the emergence of a Pan African women’s voice and continent-wide projects to strengthen women’s role in the literary arts;
# To showcase African women writers in performance; and
# To promote African women’s writing to a South African readership and audience.