Alan Paton

 
Educate for democracy in Africa
Educate for democracy in Africa
Throughout history, humans told stories to make sense of and give meaning to who they are and what they might become. Africa has always been a...
Alan Paton equally relevant now as reflection of our society as in the day
Alan Paton equally relevant now as reflection of our society as in the day
Were you surprised by the award?I was so certain there were other more...
Songeziwe Mahlangu's debut novel gives flawed insight into young lives
Songeziwe Mahlangu's debut novel gives flawed insight into young lives
Pretenders to creative literary excellence – such as this reviewer – should not be allowed to critique other writers' work.
Readers across the Atlantic view Paton's classic in different ways
Readers across the Atlantic view Paton's classic in different ways
South African literary scholar Rita Barnard, now based in the United States, reflects on her time working for the Oprah Winfrey Show...
Tracking literary footprints in Grey Street
Tracking literary footprints in Grey Street
This was where I first heard Dr Monty Naicker [president of the Natal Indian Congress] and [South African Communist Party chairperson] Dr Yusuf...
Enemy or promise?
Enemy or promise?
nce, they were considered the "enemies of promise". Today, they are an innate element of the book world. Prizes, like Gerard Manley Hopkins's...
Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
The European and American tradition of the political novel is deeply entrenched. From Emile Zola to Gore Vidal, the perceptions and attitudes of...

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