Over the past decade, the Dubai International Film Festival has raised the profile of cinema arts, drawing Hollywood mega-stars and new and contemporary voices from Africa and Asia. This year is no different, with several films from Africa on the programme.
Anita Pouroulis was a school teacher and then a mother, using these experiences to write her children's books. And it has paid off: Pouroulis won the Best World Children's Book Award at the China Children's Book Fair in Shanghai.
Still fiercely vocal in civil society, South African author and political activist Nadine Gordimer celebrates her 90th birthday today, 20 November 2013. A prolific writer, the Nobel prizewinner's body of work spans 81 years; she started writing at the age of nine.
Children’s company Magnet Theatre has received a coveted invite to the 2014 Festival of Theatre and Culture for Early Childhood in Italy. The company performs interactive plays for toddlers and young children in Cape Town’s townships.