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Tsitsi Dangarembga: Are we mourning ourselves, each other and this state we are in?

The author discusses the trilogy of novels that propelled her onto the Booker shortlist, and their relevance to present-day Zimbabwe

Maaza Mengiste: ‘We are now catching up with the past’

As war drums beat again in Ethiopia, author Maaza Mengiste finds new language to memorialise the Second Italo-Ethiopian War

‘I feel women should say what they think’

Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Man Booker prize, is bothered by the uneven treatment accorded to men and women in the public eye.

Concerns raised as Booker prize moves beyond ‘Commonwealth’

As the Man Booker prize extends its call for entries to countries such as the US, some fear this move will degrade the prestigious contest.

NoViolet Bulawayo makes Man Booker Prize longlist

Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo is the only African on the Booker longlist that includes celebrated authors like Colm Tóibín and Jim Crace.

Finding peace after the terror of war

Tan Twan Eng uses the concepts that underpin Japanese gardens and the ancient Chinese gardens on which they are based to construct this unusual novel.

Barnes a unanimous choice for Booker

British novelist Julian Barnes finally won the literary prize that has eluded him on three previous occasions.

Insults and rivalries ahead of Booker Prize announcement

It has insults, rivalries and bitter accusations. The battle for Britain's most prestigious literary award is proving to be a page-turner.

The burden of memory

<b>Justine Jordan</b> reviews Julian Barnes's novella that has been shortlisted for the Booker prize.

SA’s Damon Galgut nominated for Booker Prize

South African author Damon Galgut has been nominated for a Booker Prize for his novel, <i>In a Strange Room</i>.

JM Coetzee to shun Booker prize ceremony again

He may be about to make history, but JM Coetzee will not be ruining his reputation as a reclusive writer by turning up at the Booker Prize ceremony.

JM Coetzee in running for third Booker crown

South African author JM Coetzee is in the running for an unprecedented third Booker Prize, after he was named on this year's shortlist on Tuesday.

Booked for pleasure

Ion Trewin, literary director of the Man Booker Prize, talks to Darryl Accone on the eve of the 40th Booker.

Best of the Booker

Salman Rushdie's epoch-making novel <i>Midnight's Children</i> is the best-ever winner of the Man Booker (literary) prize, according to a public vote.

Salman Rushdie named best of the Booker bunch

Salman Rushdie is probably the Booker Prize's best-known winner. Now he is officially the best.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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