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Our pen is as blunt as our sword
Our pen is as blunt as our sword
South African fiction writing is brimming with health, but the state of reading is so dire as to be virtually on a hospital respirator.
Nothing 'basic' about going back to basics
Nothing 'basic' about going back to basics
“OBE today has become a swear word, a shorthand for every dissatisfaction we have with education”
Books a footnote at SA's resurrected literary festival
Books a footnote at SA's resurrected literary festival
"It's a fact," pronounced the read-me headline, "Darkies just don't read." Provocative? An understatement.
Bipolar, but beloved
Bipolar, but beloved
"Being a democratic South African is a troubled relationship, but true citizens don't quit, they seek new solutions"
M&G Jo'burg Litfest: Lovely, lively and intelligent
M&G Jo'burg Litfest: Lovely, lively and intelligent
M&G books editor Darryl Accone shares his views on the event that occurred over the weekend.
Ellen Aaku wins fiction prize at M&G Litfest
Ellen Aaku wins fiction prize at M&G Litfest
Ellen Aaku, from Zambia, was the recipient of the Penguin Prize for African Writing in the fiction category at the M&G's Literary Festival.
Literary festival keynote address
Literary festival keynote address
In his keynote address at our literary festival, editor-in-chief Nic Dawes examines the culture of complaint at the heart of media oppression.
A tribute to Mphahlele -- renowned writer and intellectual
A tribute to Mphahlele -- renowned writer and intellectual
The Literary Festival will include a tribute to the renowned writer and intellectual Es'kia Mphahlele.
Reading into the here and now
Reading into the here and now
The M&G Literary Festival picks up from its predecessor and takes stock of where we are at.
The book lives!
The book lives!
The book is not dead, says Jonathan Ball, managing director of Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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