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Henrietta Rose-Innes

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South African writers in World Peace Day marathon online readings

The UN has designated 21st September as World Peace Day. To honour this day of global ceasefire and non-violence, the International Literature Festival Berlin will host Authors for Peace: a 24-hour, global, live online reading. Authors at the festival, and others from all over the world, will read from their work in a gesture of solidarity with those who are oppressed or caught in conflict. Writers participating include Margie Orford (7.30am, Berlin and RSA time); Etienne van Heerden (8:00am); Isobel Dixon (8:40am), Brian Chikwava (20:00pm), and Henrietta Rose-Innes (12.30pm).

This is the first time that so many authors will read live online successively. The readings can be followed live on the internet by the general public: the essence of Authors for Peace lies in citizens worldwide joining in to watch,
and share in the spirit of Peace Day.

The event will start on 21st September 2010 at 00:00 CET (GMT+1). The British author Priya Basil will host the event throughout the 24-hour-program.

Further information about the participating authors, and the weblink at which the event can be viewed, are available at: and There is an Authors for Peace page on facebook. You may also want to visit the Peace One Day website:

The Cisco url on which the event can be viewed is This offers slightly more interactive viewing. Viewers will need to log in to watch, and give a user name (the log-in password is always PEACE). On the festival website, viewers will be able to watch on this page: The u-stream link broadcasting the readings will be announced on the AFP website on Monday 20th September. Questions for authors and general comments can be mailed to, or questions can be sent via the contact form on


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Henrietta</a>
    September 21st, 2010 @09:49 #

    ugh, I see my links are all screwed up in this post and I don't have time to fix em - cut and past the URLs if you want to follow the reading!


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