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The monstrous mental asylum: Lewis Nkosi writing home

Apartheid SA’s madness, as diagnosed in the exiled author’s subversive texts, was the result of colonialism’s psychological violence

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

Oh, for more meat on these bones

Breyten Breytenbach's work is celebrated in a study deserving of more context, conviction and heft.

Dancing in Other Words: Poetry in motion

A conceptually explosive poetry event will take place on the Spier wine estate outside Stellenbosch on May 10 and 11.

Breytenbach: ‘This is a Season’

Listen to SA poet, novelist and founding member of the Sestigers, Breyten Breytenbach, reading one of his poems at the M&G Literary Festival.

New pressure on UJ to sever Israel ties

Archbishop Desmond has added his voice to calls for the University of Johannesburg to sever academic ties with Israel's Ben-Gurion University.

Prominent poet denounces crime in SA

Breyten Breytenbach has unleashed his pen against crime in his homeland in a US magazine, prompting a rebuke from Nelson Mandela's office.

A stunted af(fair)

If the Cape Town Book Fair is to mean something beyond an exercise in retailing it needs to seize opportunities to be unique, writes Darryl Accone.

Imagining the riddles of our time

An edited extract from Breyten Breytenbach's speech at the Time of the Writer festival.

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