African Literature

Humanities Awards 2020 Long List Collection Inspiring …

Activists, poet and animals are explored in fascinating detail

Historical novel tests notion of nation

The past explains the present but not the future because ‘that tiny chaos’ makes the future opaque

The Portfolio: Khulile Nxumal

"Writing poetry requires you to reach a level of clarity and enjoyment of your voice."

Vignettes on our lives and dreams

The Jamaican-Nigerian writer explores living between cultures in her first short story collection

The science of writing fiction

Masande Ntshanga uses his imagination to create plausible relationships in his genre-bending novels

Jo’burg festival shines literary light on the youth 

Although book festivals are generally perceived as adult events, this one is family-centred and includes specific programmes for children.

Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48

The Kenyan writer and activist died on Tuesday night after suffering a stroke

Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

The book fair has been a key factor in Somaliland's embrace of literature

Another Nigerian star emerges

Ayòbámi Adébáyò summons Yoruba folklore and a longstanding literary tradition in her debut novel

The President’s Keepers and state capture: black intellectualism needs to focus

South Africa has an undernourished literary tradition, where even among the sophisticated one may find confusion over written work and writers.

Abantu, you are on your own

The Abantu Book Festival exemplifies the love affair between black people and books. But, who carries the personal cost of this renaissance?

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

Books like Adichie’s “America​nah” and Gyasi’s “Home​going” have confounded neat divisions between Western and African literary traditions.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.