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'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has...
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
As a writer published in South Africa, I work in an insane industry.
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...
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The third day of Time of the Writer festival was an explosion of literary magic as libraries and schools across Durban featured talented writers...
​Heard the one about the Spaniard, Ouma and the lion?
​Heard the one about the Spaniard, Ouma and the lion?
The Man Who Cursed the Wind and Other Stories from the Karoo by José Manuel de Prada-Samper (African Sun Press).
Death stalks Nigeria’s writers
Death stalks Nigeria’s writers
Buchi Emecheta (July 21 1944 – January 25 2017), more than anyone else, epitomised the modern Nigerian novel in English during the 1970s, much as...
Redefining literature
Redefining literature
Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all the other distinguished guests in attendance...
Locked-room Roman mystery
Locked-room Roman mystery
Seventeen new cardinals were inducted into the College of Cardinals a few weeks ago, on November 19. They had been named some six weeks earlier by...
​Steampunk unearths reality
​Steampunk unearths reality
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Fleet)
​Summertime’s easy reading
​Summertime’s easy reading
The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler (Picador)
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...
The other side of cliched and repetitive headlines
The other side of cliched and repetitive headlines
THE FIFTH COLUMNAustralian novelist Pauline Schokman’s novel about a “tumultuous week” in the life of a Melbourne doctor was published...

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