South African literature

 
​Finding South Africa's heart: An edited extract from Luke Alfred's new book
​Finding South Africa's heart: An edited extract from Luke Alfred's new book
I remember reading excerpts of Rian Malan’s My Traitor’s Heart anthologised in the New Yorker all those years ago. A friend had torn...
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, popularly known as the Litfest, will take place at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, on October 8 and 9....
Writer confronts trauma but sidesteps Cape Town
Writer confronts trauma but sidesteps Cape Town
In The Yearning, protagonist Marubini’s blissful, urbane life is upended by an insistent inconvenience. In the boardrooms of a wine farm in the Western Cape, and in her bedroom as she caresses her green-eyed French-Moroccan lover, Marubini’s peace is...
Good luck sowing shelf restraint
Good luck sowing shelf restraint
SHELF LIFE IKE'S BOOKSHOP and Collectables
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...
A literary soldier
A literary soldier
Siphiwo Mahala has followed his novel When a Man Cries with a ­collection of short stories, ­African Delights (Jacana). The...
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...
Textured history for contemporary times
Textured history for contemporary times
The War for South Africa: The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 by Bill Nasson (Tafelberg)

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