African Writers in Conversation: Margie Orford

Margie Orford

This year's Community Fellow, Dr Margie Orford, recently took part in Yale's African Writers in Conversation series, and we are delighted to share the recording of her in discussion with Professor Stephanie Newell.

Dr Orford is the author of the internationally acclaimed Clare Hart novels, a literary crime series, which have been translated into ten languages and are currently being developed as a television series, and of a number of books of non-fiction. She has written several children’s books, is an award-winning journalist, has published a number of scholarly articles on Namibian and South African literature, representation and gender-based violence, and was an editor of Coming on Strong: Namibian Women’s Writing and of Women Writing Africa: the southern volume.  She is a co-author of the PEN International Women’s Manifesto, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Johannesburg Review of Books.

At IASH, she is working on her memoir titled Jumping Ship, due to be published in 2021.

Video courtesy of the Yale Council on African Studies.