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​Summertime’s easy reading
​Summertime’s easy reading
The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler (Picador)
Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
While several provinces have already delivered grade 12 literature setbooks in the different languages to schools, the Eastern Cape was hoping they...
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
Sol T Plaatje’s ground-breaking work Native Life in South Africa was published 100 years ago in 1916. Janet Remmington, Brian...
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
The Western Cape town of Franschhoek is a strange place. How could it not be, when it’s an unlikely enclave on the tip of Africa that French...
The SA Lit issue won't go away
The SA Lit issue won't go away
South African fiction in English, it seems, has reached yet another moment of crisis, but this time it might just be a black hole. 
Greatness rooted in feeling
Greatness rooted in feeling
OBITUARY: MBULELO MZAMANE 1948 –2014
Poland's Krakówing literary scene
Poland's Krakówing literary scene
To mark Kraków's appointment as Unesco City of Literature, a set of supersized, multicoloured letters were placed in the iconic medieval...
Long and short of literary genius
Long and short of literary genius
"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2013 is awarded to the Canadian author Alice Munro, ‘master of the contemporary short story'." ...
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has celebrated the legacy of the late writer Chinua Achebe at the M&G Literary festival.
A Zimbabwean story of loss and change
A Zimbabwean story of loss and change
‘Hitting Budapest”, the first chapter of NoViolet Bulawayo’s novel We Need New Names, is probably the best section of...
[Podcast]JM Coetzee on education in South Africa
[Podcast]JM Coetzee on education in South Africa
Many felt that author JM Coetzee's honorary doctorate speech at Wits was removed from the realities of SA education. Listen to the speech.
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...

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