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Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and chief film critic for 15 years. He is now editor-at-large. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction, 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian and Not the Movie of the Week.
Minnie’s death raises questions
Minnie’s death raises questions
In an extraordinary echo of events described in the just-released book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, co-author Mark Minnie was found dead...
Men, go Deep to be Actively Clean
Men, go Deep to be Actively Clean
In the old days (up to five years ago, that is), the Mail & Guardian used to get a fair amount of freebies — gifts, corporate promo...
‘Lost Boys’ author found dead. What happens now?
‘Lost Boys’ author found dead. What happens now?
In an extraordinary echo of events described in the just-released book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, co-author Mark Minnie was reportedly found...
Penning a route for lost Odysseus
Penning a route for lost Odysseus
Luxury pen-making company Montblanc keeps sending me press releases, though not yet any pens. Its latest release celebrates those ancient foundations of Western literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and thus writing, and hence, presumably, very expensive pens, by means...
Abba’s back and we Cher can’t wait (!)
Abba’s back and we Cher can’t wait (!)
Gosh, has it been 10 years since the release of the movie Mamma Mia!?
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
Trauma, Healing and Hope is an exhibition combining audiovisual material about survivors of conflict and trauma and 50 photographs by award-winning...
Sars-buster Tom leads by example
Sars-buster Tom leads by example
So Tom Moyane, the suspended head of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), went into battle early this past week. He got his advocate, Dali...
Imperial era’s toxic masculinity in focus
Imperial era’s toxic masculinity in focus
So much has been written about the Jameson Raid as a key moment in South African history, particularly as part of the run-up to the South African...
Spanner in the rubber tree works
Spanner in the rubber tree works
This is a true story. It’s about how Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist, was defeated in one of his grand schemes — by a caterpillar....
Be yourself, phone Mom  ... and shop
Be yourself, phone Mom ... and shop
Many years ago, I decided to shop more often at Hyde Park Corner. Yes, there were historical associations, because I went to Hyde Park High School...
Complaining is a kind of connectivity
Complaining is a kind of connectivity
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Nine and a half weeks in Vodahell
Nine and a half weeks in Vodahell
THE FIFTH COLUMN