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Dangarembga builds on her two earlier books
Dangarembga builds on her two earlier books
“Who is that one?” a girl shouts.
VBS report is a reader’s dream
VBS report is a reader’s dream
Justice demands that someone who recommends decisions about the fate of others should do so with a certain amount of emotional distance. But, from...
Stories in mother tongues matter
Stories in mother tongues matter
Last week, American actor Michael B Jordan caused a furore when, in a Vanity Fair interview, he bemoaned the nonexistence of black...
Gautrain literacy project derailed
Gautrain literacy project derailed
When the literacy campaign #GautrainReads was launched in September last year, its creator Kgauhelo Dube, a public relations specialist working...
An expat’s return explores intimacy
An expat’s return explores intimacy
Eben Venter’s new novel, Green as the Sky is Blue, is narrated with elegance, simplicity and power. It is seriously challenging and,...
Things Fall Apart turns 60
Things Fall Apart turns 60
Sixty years ago, 27-year-old Chinua Achebe initiated a publishing sensation when London-based William Heinemann printed 2000 hardback copies of his...
An iconoclast gets kitted out for new terrain
An iconoclast gets kitted out for new terrain
Intruders (2018) by Mohale Mashigo (Picador Africa)
A new biography gives  the real Sol Plaatje
A new biography gives  the real Sol Plaatje
Sol Plaatje was a man of prodigious talents. He had mastered seven languages before the age of 20 and was a writer of prevailing prose. He was a...
Austere beauty of Chatsworth
Austere beauty of Chatsworth
Pravasan Pillay is a literary ascetic. Chatsworth (Dye Hard Press, 2018), his collection of short stories, is largely unencumbered by...
The complex histories we’re connected to
The complex histories we’re connected to
“The act of representation is inevitably doomed to failure,” says Craig Higginson, who is seated across from me in a restaurant as we discuss...
​Searching for Zimbabwe’s scattered (hi)stories
​Searching for Zimbabwe’s scattered (hi)stories
Brooklyn is not an obvious inspiration for an archival project about Zimbabwe. In a modest brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Nontsikelelo Mutiti,...
​Silences speak of bitter times
​Silences speak of bitter times
“Your daughter looks just like …” Jennifer Makumbi rattles off the name of one of my aunts whom I don’t see very often. “This one is...
​Arundhati Roy: Brilliant, troubled and troubling
​Arundhati Roy: Brilliant, troubled and troubling
In the 1780s, the Dutch East India Company moved the eastern border of the Cape to the Fish River. Under European law, this act tacitly affirmed...
Seeking the real Chimurenga
Seeking the real Chimurenga
Three photographs. The 19th-century spirit medium Mbuya Nehanda as she stands defiantly before the gallows; former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe...

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