Ondjaki in Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

Ondjaki

Ondjaki in Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel
Event Number: 28
Tickets: $26.00

Ondjaki in Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

Ondjaki

Wednesday, October 17
8:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

“Fiction doesn’t happen to me, fiction happens in Angola and I happen to be there,” explained Ondjaki, a young novelist hailed as one of the “Top 5 African Writers” by The Guardian. It’s a surprising statement from an author whose work is magnificently imaginative, with “a lighter touch than the likes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez” but the same “playful and blistering indictment against the tyrannical state,” according to the Toronto Star. Ondjaki will discuss his anticipated latest novel, Transparent City, with beloved CBC Writers & Company host, Eleanor Wachtel. Be transported to the so-called city in which Ondjaki’s protagonist Odo-nato struggles to survive during this compelling and inquisitive conversation.

Eleanor Wachtel is the host of the CBC Radio One show Writers & Company.

Presented in partnership with SFU’s World Literature Program.

Event Participants:

ondjaki

Ondjaki

Angola

ondjaki was born in Luanda (Angola), in 1977. writes prose. poetry. sometimes writes for cinema. he has a documentary about his hometown “Luanda”: “Hope the pitanga cherries grow – tales of Luanda”. he is a member of União dos Escritores Angolanos (angolans writers union). he has published 24 books. translations are available in french, spanish, italian, german, english, polish, serbian, greek, and chinese.

@ondjaki