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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...
Journey from 'Flyboy in the Buttermilk' to 'Flyboy 2' reveals a more humble man
Journey from 'Flyboy in the Buttermilk' to 'Flyboy 2' reveals a more humble man
Writer, musician and producer Greg Tate’s studious prose and inspired hollers can leave one regenerated but also a little deflated.
UJ prizewinners' fresh works: from haunting novel to poetic word paintings
UJ prizewinners' fresh works: from haunting novel to poetic word paintings
Craig Higginson has won the University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English for his haunting third novel The Dream...
Stand by for a call from the Dragon Slayer — once you’ve read his book, that is
Stand by for a call from the Dragon Slayer — once you’ve read his book, that is
At 10.06am, Tony rolls in like a rock star with his indoor sunglasses and R2500 shoes. That’s what they cost in the Ferrari brand store downstairs in Sandton City, the exact pair of shoes he is wearing. There is no knowing how much his Ferrari jacket costs, because the store does not...
A white writer silenced because her transformation should happen offstage
A white writer silenced because her transformation should happen offstage
I was part of the last generation to grow up under apartheid. I am a white writer who interrogates my mind and soul about the myths of white...

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