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The 2nd JSAS Public Reading Event

Reading from Dr. Sindiwe Magona, renowned South African author, and a key-note speaker at the JSAS 2023 October 7th Conference.

Please join us for the second in a series of public readings of short essays, parables, and chapters leading up to the JSAS 2023 International Conference. We read together, discuss, and learn from this prolific writer whose works are informed by her experience growing up in apartheid in South Africa.

VENUE: Zoom:

DATE: September 24, 2023 (Sunday).

The event starts at 20:30 Japan Time (and lasts for 90 minutes).


1. Opening

2. Introducing "Mother to Mother" by MINE Yoichi

2. Introducing "When the Village Sleeps" by SATAKE Junko.

3. Introduction and impressions of "Mama Africa" by SSALI Vick

4. Open discussion.

You are all encouraged to read one or part(s) of the following works by Sindiwe Magona in advance and participate in our open discussion. However, please do not hesitate to participate only as a listener.

”Mama Africa”, a parable. (New Internationalist, November 1998)

Mother to Mother, a novel. (David Philip Publishers, 1998. Many other editions/translations/adaptations published, including a Japanese translation and a Japanese radio drama in NHK FM Theater series.)

『母から母へ』(シンディウェ マゴナ著、峯陽一・コザ アリーン訳、現代企画室、2002年)

When the Village Sleeps, a novel. (Picador Africa, 2021)

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