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New vision of a historical moment
New vision of a historical moment
It’s 1899 in Johannesburg. Talks of an impending war between the English and Afrikaners hover over the city. Those who have the means to quietly...
Fiction
Fiction
(Viking), John Le Carré’s 26th novel, takes place against the backdrop of Brexit Britain (it has been going on so long it’s scenery in a novel...
Art and graphics
Art and graphics
Since the glory days of Bitterkomix, Conrad Botes has been one of South Africa’s most persistently provocative and entertaining artists, using...
Nonfiction
Nonfiction
When Nolitha Fakude joined the Woolworths training programme as a young woman in 1990, she was asked about her aspirations for the future. “I...
African Stories, told by Africans
African Stories, told by Africans
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) champions not only academic participation and advancement in the fields of...
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues (Tafelberg)
The pride in African languages
The pride in African languages
Whether incomic books, novels or academic work, African languages are increasingly becoming the norm. Athandiwe Saba takes a look at...
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
I wonder occasionally why that particularly loathsome locution, to say someone has “penned” a book (only slightly more loathsome than to say...
Healing from shame is a marathon task
Healing from shame is a marathon task
The subtitle of Costa Carastavrakis’s memoir, I Am Costa: From Meth to Marathons, really only covers half the story. Yes, it’s a...
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Thought Leader was ahead of its time and enthusiastically received by the country. Essentially a group blogging platform, Thought Leader allowed...
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
Yusuf Daniels, a former auctioneer, describes himself as someone who became an author by mistake. He refuses to call himself a writer, preferring...

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