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27 July 2011

2011 ZIBF Indaba Conference Highlights: Part One

By WINZ Staff Writer 

Writers, publishers, booksellers, distributors, and representatives of organisations who attended this year’s Indaba paid tribute to youthful victims of the July 22 shootings that took place in Oslo, Norway.

The Indaba participants signed a condolence card that was received by Professor Helge Ronning on behalf of the Embassy of Norway (Harare). The Embassy officials could not attend this year’s conference due to this horrible event that happened in their country.

“It is very sad that we started the Indaba with sad news and end it with sad news. We are indeed touched,” said the Executive Director of the ZIBF, Dr Xavier Carelse as he strengthened the Embassy and families of the victims at this moment of bereavement.

The Norwegian Embassy has been one of the major supporters of the ZIBF and various other artistic events in the country.

This deadly event has been described as “the worst massacre in Norway since WWII”.

The Indaba, held at its traditional venue Crowne Plaza Monomotapa, ended yesterday July 26.

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