The gig, organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, will feature a performance from Slovo
's Dave Randall, as well as a live set from rapper Mic Righteous and a DJ set from alternative rock band and Mercury Prize-winners Wolf Alice.
Candidates are provided with print space free of charge, in particular in the newspapers Khalq Suzi, Narodnoe Slovo
and Pravda Vostoka with 6 pages each, 5 pages each in the papers Ovozi Tojik and Nurly Zhol, as well as 55.5 print space stripes in 30 local newspapers in general.
Letters are being delivered to the prison from writers around the world, including the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Gillian Slovo
, whose mother Ruth First was murdered by the South African secret service while living in exile in Mozambique.
Chair of the judging panel, Gillian Slovo
, said that in his short story, "Parashar has conjured up a large cast and their way of life, and at the same time he has succeeded in exploring serious issues in a way that can make us laugh.
The former South African president unveiled the blue plaque at 13 Lime Street where Ruth First and her husband Joe Slovo
lived between 1966 and 1978.
Nelson Mandela unveiling a plaque in honour of prominent anti-apartheid activists, Ruth First and her husband, Joe Slovo
The off-ramp under which it is placed was named as a tribute to anti-apartheid activist and friend of Mandela, Joe Slovo
. The gold lustre background refers to church icons or Byzantine gold backgrounds, denoting the elevated status of Mandela.
Besides, they will be provided with 10 pages of print space in government newspapers Xalq s'ozi, Narodnoye slovo
and Pravda Vostoka.
The cabinet is the founder of the newspaper Pravda Vostoka and co-founder of the newspapers Narodnoe Slovo
and Khalq Suzi.
"If you're writing a historical drama based on real characters and events, you can't play loose with the timeline or the facts," says "Muhammad" writer Shawn Slovo
, whose story followed the boxer's fight to achieve conscientious objector status (and avoid a ban from the ring) during the Vietnam War, a fight that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Ruth First and Joe Slovo
in the War Against Apartheid
In a similar vein, Sian Adiseshiah (University of Lincoln) addressed the strategies of performing proletarianism in the current resurgence of political drama in 21st-century Britain, by interrogating three recent plays (Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, 2009, Gillian Slovo
's The Riots, 2011, and the 2013 National Theatre revival of Simon Stephens' The Port, 2002) as to their depiction of working-class identities as deviant or subhuman in the light of Owen Jones's recent best-selling book Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (2011).