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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

    A 'half-used life' blasted to extinction
    A 'half-used life' blasted to extinction
    We are in for many reminiscences and much rewriting of the history of World War I, which was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz...
    Boxed into dead-end despair
    Boxed into dead-end despair
    A NATIVE OF NOWHERE: THE LIFE OF NAT NAKASA by Ryan Brown (Jacana)
    Nat Nakasa: Boxed into dead-end despair
    Nat Nakasa: Boxed into dead-end despair
    NATIVE OF NOWHERE: THE LIFE OF NAT NAKASA by Ryan Brown (Jacana)
    Kofi Awoonor: A writer with 'fire in his mouth'
    Kofi Awoonor: A writer with 'fire in his mouth'
    That one of Africa's greatest, most gentle English-language poets should have been killed in the recent terror attack at the Westgate mall in...
    Young Catton  wins Booker
    Young Catton wins Booker
    Her epic 832-page novel was recognised at London’s Guildhall.Reviewing the novel in the Guardian, Kirsty Gunn noted: “Apparently a classic example of 19th-century narrative, set in the 19th century, with all the right-sounding syntax, clothing and props, the...
    Richard Rive biography: Where's the roistering braggart?
    Richard Rive biography: Where's the roistering braggart?
    RICHARD RIVE: A PARTIAL BIOGRAPHY by Shaun Viljoen (Wits University Press)
    An ode to Grecian earnestness
    An ode to Grecian earnestness
    Shortly before his demise in 2009 the venerable South African poet Don Maclennan was wheeled into a gathering held in his honour. Anxious to know...