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Chris Thurman

Chris Thurman

    Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
    Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
    Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in...
    'Political correctness takes away your balls'
    'Political correctness takes away your balls'
    It would be understandable if, in anticipation of receiving a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in New York next month -- the first non-American to...
    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
    Popular impressions of Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels are probably best captured in the words of Samuel Johnson: "When...
    Two books a pattern make (almost)
    Two books a pattern make (almost)
    The Beijing Olympics may be over, but interest in China is unlikely to wane any time soon. In South Africa, one minor manifestation of this global...
    Lucifer's language
    Lucifer's language
    There will be those who delight in the obvious joke about this book: that a work titled For the Sake of Silence (one in which, moreover, the...