Darryl Accone

Darryl Accone has been in journalism for the best part of four decades. He is also a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar and the International Writers Workshop of Hong Kong Baptist University and the author of ‘All Under Heaven: The Story of a Chinese Family in South Africa’ and ‘Euripides Must Die’.

Head’s journalism eclipsed

The acclaimed author’s newspaper articles should have been given critical attention too

A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute

A little over 31 years ago, the president of Burkina Faso was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend and army captain, Blaise Compaoré

Peter Abrahams, a black man who spoke of freedom, has died

The prolific writer who left South Africa in 1939, but who could not leave his identity, has died aged 97 in Jamaica.

Locked-room Roman mystery

Catholicism and political intrigue mix well in ‘Conclave’, a new book by Robert Harris, which follows the election of a new pope.

Writing a wrong is a bitter irony

Misunderstood facts and an insult to boot leave bad taste from book on local lingo.

Noah’s arc: Intimate and humane

His story, encompassing identity, masculinity and nationality, reflects a thoughtful, observant and empathetic man.

Death of an anarchist

Dario Fo – actor, director, playwright, singer, activist, jester and satirist – exposed abusive systems of power

Blowin’ in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen

The singer-songwriter has always stood for a craftsmanship and artistry that make his Nobel deserved and unsurprising.

It’s lit at the M&G’s book fest

Topics include writing since Sol Plaatje to reporting on Marikana – and will continue at the afterparty

We need to talk about Lionel

It’s remarkable but regrettable that reparation processes usually entail those erred against being done over for a second time.

M&G’s Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary

Alongside panels discussing hot topics, shortlisted poets from the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will receive their awards.

Don DeLillo’s foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read

​SinceToni Morrison (1993), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1978) and Saul Bellow (1976), American authors have got short shrift from the Nobel.

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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