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Chris Thurman

Chris Thurman

    Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
    Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
    Is there a place for Shakespeare in African schools, or is his time long past?
    'Political correctness takes away your balls'
    'Political correctness takes away your balls'
    World-renowned and mostly overseas-based, Athol Fugard finds that he inevitably writes for fellow South ­Africans, whose code he mastered long ago.
    Make SA books matter
    Make SA books matter
    Novelists and reviewers can shape the industry by producing work for mass appeal as well as the serious-minded, argues Chris Thurman.
    Academia's Lilliputian projectors
    Academia's Lilliputian projectors
    Scholars may not be among the truly exploited, but they are undervalued, writes Chris Thurman
    Two books a pattern make (almost)
    Two books a pattern make (almost)
    Chris Thurman reviews Alex Smith's literary example of a sub-sub-genre -- South African language teachers in China.
    Lucifer's language
    Lucifer's language
    For the Sake of Silence (in which the narrator frequently meditates on the undesirability of words) extends to 550 pages.