Ivan Vladislavic to take part in Festival of Literature and Thought of South of Africa

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Ivan Vladislavic will be participating in the Festival of Literature and Thought of South of Africa, which will take place in Portugal on 21 - 23 June.

The festival will focus will focus on the impact that the end of apartheid in South Africa has had on the rest of the continent. In the session on literature, Vladislavic will be joined by Angolan writer Ondjaki and Kenya writer Binyavanga Wainaina.

The festival is presented by Proximo Futuro (Next Future), which is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. For more information see Books Live.

Double Negative will be published in November by And Other Stories. For more information, see their website.

Praise for Ivan Vladislavic:

'One of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today.' -- André Brink

 'A rare, brilliant writer. Vladislavić's work eschews all cant. Its sheer verve distinguishes it.' -- Sunday Times (SA)  

'Ivan Vladislavić is one of a handful of writers working in South Africa after apartheid whose work will still be read in fifty years.' -- The White Review

'Ivan Vladislavic is the most significant writer in South Africa today.' -- Focus on Africa