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Craig MacKenzie

Craig MacKenzie

    UJ prizewinners' fresh works: from haunting novel to poetic word paintings
    UJ prizewinners' fresh works: from haunting novel to poetic word paintings
    Craig Higginson has won the University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English for his haunting third novel The Dream...
    Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
    Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
    Zakes Mda has won the 2014 University of Johannesburg prize for South African writing in English (R75 000) for his novel, Rachel's...
    Sparkle and flair from UJ Prize writers
    Sparkle and flair from UJ Prize writers
    Lauren Beukes has won the 2013 UJ Prize for The Shining Girls (Umuzi). This highly innovative novel blends time travel, serial killers,...
    Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
    Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
    During a panel discussion that I was trying to conduct with Nadine Gordimer and Mongane Serote at the 2012 M&G Literary Festival, I was distracted...
    Heirs to the struggle do it no justice
    Heirs to the struggle do it no justice
    Reading the new edition of Ronnie Kasrils’s Armed and Dangerous (2013) reminds one very forcibly of how bloody, merciless and...
    Surf the global tide in language and survive
    Surf the global tide in language and survive
    South African literature, and especially fiction, faces many challenges, not least among them the low rates of reading in the general public, a...
    Old Jo'burg glitters with gritty detail
    Old Jo'burg glitters with gritty detail
    Craig Higginson has won the University of ­Johannesburg (UJ) Prize for his historical novel The ­Landscape Painter ­(Picador...
    Beyond the silos of South African literature
    Beyond the silos of South African literature
    SA Lit Beyond 2000 edited by Michael Chapman and Margaret Lenta (UKZN Press)
    Our literary disgrace
    Our literary disgrace
    On the face of it, it seems an outrage: JM Coetzee, South Africa's most prominent author of the past few decades, selling out to an American...
    So much talent, so few readers
    So much talent, so few readers
    Two things can be said emphatically about the South African novel in English since 2000: it has burgeoned into life in a myriad lively shapes and...
    Vladislavic: Take two
    Vladislavic: Take two
    Ivan Vladislavic has won the University of Johannesburg Prize for the second time. Double Negative (Umuzi, 2010) is Vladislavic's fictional...
    A past revisited is pertinent today
    A past revisited is pertinent today
    Africa South: Viewpoints, 1956-1961 edited by MJ Daymond and Corinne Sandwith (UKZN Press)