The LSE Literary Festival 2012 adopted the theme of ‘Relating Cultures’. There are few places where the meaning and challenges of this phrase can be seen more clearly than in South Africa. But can the South African experience be conveyed honestly and accurately through the written word? Grant Tungay SJ heard two prominent fiction writers talk powerfully about the difficulties, impact and importance of telling their stories.
The island of Malta has in recent years come under scrutiny with regard to its position as a point of entry into Europe for asylum seekers and refugees attempting to flee Africa via the Mediterranean. Grant Tungay SJ, who spent the summer working there with the Jesuit Refugee Service, describes the plight of those who arrive in Malta under such circumstances, and the legal and political issues surrounding their situation.
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