Books

Nights of the Creaking Bed offers a panoramic view of Lagos
Nights of the Creaking Bed offers a panoramic view of Lagos
A close friend recently related a story of how a cousin, four years his senior, “molested” him repeatedly as a child. The quotation marks on...
Dear Toni, thank you for seeing us
Dear Toni, thank you for seeing us
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” — Toni Morrison
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. But no one ever said anything about judging a book by its name. When a friend presented...
Healing from shame is a marathon task
Healing from shame is a marathon task
The subtitle of Costa Carastavrakis’s memoir, I Am Costa: From Meth to Marathons, really only covers half the story. Yes, it’s a...
A literary snapshot of Somaliland
A literary snapshot of Somaliland
I spent last week at arguably the most well-organised and longest running book festival in East Africa, the Hargeysa International Book Fair. It...
Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
‘We have a tendency to take things for granted because we live here and because there are so many stories that get told about [South Africa],”...
The Portfolio: Dudu Busani-Dube
The Portfolio: Dudu Busani-Dube
February has always been a dull month for me, a dreadful period where I’m tired and irritable. My sister says it’s my mind rebooting itself. I...
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Thought Leader was ahead of its time and enthusiastically received by the country. Essentially a group blogging platform, Thought Leader allowed...
Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song
Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song
The poet and urban planner was killed by thugs earlier this month. His friend and mentor Vonani Bila reflects on and honours the life...
Libraries must get into our good books
Libraries must get into our good books
Last Saturday, the founder of children’s bookstore Ethnikids invited me to Sandton Library with Nomsa Mdlalose for a morning of storytelling and...
Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival shines literary light on the youth 
Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival shines literary light on the youth 
“We are trying to create a culture of, not just reading, but also writing in our communities,” says Dr Zaheera Jina, the founder and director...
#SABC8: The biggest mess ever broadcast
#SABC8: The biggest mess ever broadcast
‘I want to applaud people who recognise this wonderful person called Hlaudi. Because when I came here there was no SABC. People who work here...
The lawn is singing
The lawn is singing
What, asks Jonathan Cane, is the role of the lawn in the construction of whiteness? In this extract from his book Civilising Grass: The Art of...
Triangulum brings the past into the future
Triangulum brings the past into the future
If writers have a responsibility to capture the times they exist in, in order to critique the status quo — especially when nation-building is...

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