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Donga Anthology Launch in Cape Town

Donga was a cool online literary zine in the early 00s that was one of the first places to publish my fiction as well as some other really exciting South African voices.

They’re launching an anthology with an evening of music and words on Thursday night, 7pm at Joule City, 1st Floor Spracklen Building, 107 Longmarket Street, corner Longmarket& Plein, Cape Town


  • “A good place to go shoot tin cans, dongas are dangerous to people and animals. They undermine houses.”At the turn of the millennium donga was South Africa’s wildest literary journal. In the brief three years of its existence it thrilled on risk taking, publishing everyone from Lionel Abrahams, Robert Berold, Lesego Rampolokeng, Ivan Vladislavic, Kelwyn Sole and Ike Mboneni Muila, to Richard Fox, Aryan Kaganof, Gary Cummiskey, Bernat Kruger, Lauren Beukes, Nadine Botha, Toast Coetzer, Stacy Hardy, Pravasan Pillay, and many more.

    Now for one night only, to celebrate the launch of the new donga anthology edited by Alan Finlay and Paul Wessels, you get to party like its the year 2000!

    sh.ak books in collaboration with Joule City bring you an evening filled with surprises, unexpected hidey-holes, and no-go areas that shows just how much fun literature can be. Expect readings, interviews, performances, Y2K blackouts, AIDs denialism, match fixing, tropical cyclones, kwaito, ndombolo, doom metal, avant-pop, post-rock, freak folk, electroclash, crunk, funk, hip-hop, free jazz and more by donga contributors together with special guests.

    Readings by Nadine Botha, Lauren Beukes, Toast Coetzer, Stacy Hardy, Aryan Kaganof, MC Miles Keylock as Paul Wessels Avatar.

    DJ: Miles Rolling Stone Keylock and DJ Boeta G.

    Entry free but do bring money: donga anthology and other books on sale

    BYOB & cushion

    donga is published by BleKSEM, in collaboration with Dye Hard Press and Botsotso Publishing

    Killer sound thanks to Eastern Acoustics.
    021 7979 540

    Joule City: a multi-purpose premises for interdisciplinary meeting points, artistic experimentation, exploration and creative incubation.
    082 937 1907


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