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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.
Morph your cucumber and win some gin
Morph your cucumber and win some gin
THE FIFTH COLUMNI got an email from Ster-Kinekor recently that made me feel a little unclean. I think it was meant to make me feel bigger,...
Fudge the future and feel better
Fudge the future and feel better
THE FIFTH COLUMNWe at the ministry of silly hats face the hardest task of the year: attending the annual corporate strategic futurological...
So what is the point, Don and JZ?
So what is the point, Don and JZ?
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Sozzled at the Saxonwold Shebeen
Sozzled at the Saxonwold Shebeen
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Same-sex bears give head, Dag
Same-sex bears give head, Dag
I have two words for the Grace Bible Church’s guest homophobe, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills: dolphin porn.
​Abracadabra – it’s all hocus-pocus
​Abracadabra – it’s all hocus-pocus
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Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
THE FIFTH COLUMNPink News reports a snafu with Amazon’s “virtual assistant” (that’s “bot” to you), Alexa, over the holiday...
2016 in literature: Politics and life dominate SA's book scene
2016 in literature: Politics and life dominate SA's book scene
Life writing — biography, autobiography, memoir and testimony — has long been a rich genre for South African writers. This past year...
Where street names are double Dutch
Where street names are double Dutch
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High time to 'zwijg' in Amsterdam
High time to 'zwijg' in Amsterdam
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The famous will lead us out of crisis
The famous will lead us out of crisis
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