African literature

 
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's...
Another Nigerian star emerges
Another Nigerian star emerges
It is refreshing to behold a bright new voice in contemporary literature. Ayòbámi Adébáyò calls on the courage of her convictions to tackle...
The President’s Keepers and state capture: black intellectualism needs to focus
The President’s Keepers and state capture: black intellectualism needs to focus
It is astonishing that a book revealing deep-rooted and widespread corruption and state capture in government should instead prompt a...
New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize
New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize
African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier,...
What makes a good bookstore?
What makes a good bookstore?
There is no watertight formula for buying books — whether it is for academic purposes, leisure reading or something in between.
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
I used to sell books part-time. Because of my love of reading, I decided to focus on my bookshop full-time.
A case for curiosity and generosity
A case for curiosity and generosity
I have fallen in and out of love with many writers of many different genres from different parts of the world since I was a kid including J.M.Coetzee, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, K Sello Duiker, Zoe Wicomb, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pumla Gqola, Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, Kwame...
Where the underrepresented stories are
Where the underrepresented stories are
There is little joy in recognising the tragic irony that comes with being hands-and-feet on the floor of a bookshop, staring at the bottom shelves...
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is the current “cool kid” of South African literature. At least, he thinks so. He’s a writer, photographer and...
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
On its 20th anniversary, this year’s Time of the Writer Festival is retreating back to Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after last year’s evening functions took place in Durban’s townships....
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening (Harvill Secker) is author and teacher Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s coming-of-age memoir that...
Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
While several provinces have already delivered grade 12 literature setbooks in the different languages to schools, the Eastern Cape was hoping they...

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