A small town in South Africa is the setting for the adventures of an unusual character in A Slim Green Silence by Beverly Rycroft (Umuzi).
Marlene Van Niekerk's "two masterpieces" detail the aggravations of the political transition in South Africa - particularly for Afrikaners.
Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, her publisher said.
The majesty of this anthology lies in the valiant way in which the writers approach worn themes
Following Terry Pratchett's death, Gwen Ansell pays tribute to a writer whose scale of vision and literary skill has made him a legend.
Tanya Zack and Mark Lewis reach the halfway mark in their 10-book series of Jo'burg stories. Here is an edited extract.
Celebrated author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, his publisher announced on Thursday.
The author's recent R1.5-million Windham Campbell award for fiction could not have come sooner, writes Leon de Kock.
While disappointing, this farm novel is unconvincing in register, oversimplified and sensationalist, writes Jane Rosenthal.
The book "Forgotten World" offers insight into stone-walled archaeological sites and an understanding of the economies of early farming societies.
South African novelist and nonfiction writer, Ivan Vladislavic, adds the Windham Campbell prize to his growing collection of literary accolades.
Tanya Pampalone pays tribute to a writer and a friend, Tiisetso Makube, who died this week.
Radical white students played an important role in opposing apartheid and paved the way for Cosatu.
A tribute to the acclaimed Algerian novelist Assia Djebar, who explored the lives of Muslim women in her fiction for more than 50 years.
In a romantic novel about emancipation, the late André Brink failed to get to the heart of his main character’s pain.
From "Orgie" to "Droë Wit Seisoen", Charles Leonard remembers how the late Andre Brink's writing and character transformed his life.
Andre Brink made SA’s drama of oppression far more readable than either of South Africa’s Nobel laureates ever did or could, writes Leon de Kock.
Healthily contaminated, this keenly anticipated science fiction trilogy cannot be neatly categorised.
Completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than 50 years, the novel was written before 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and features Scout as an adult.