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A new literary history paints a multicultural picture that includes all the major languages.

Naivity, novelty and the writer’s art

<b>Imraan Coovadia</b> finds the points of difference in two authors' approaches to writing.

Giant in the making

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Looking for shapes in the clouds

Competing metaphors for literary production are like competing discourses. For a healthy industry, we need more of them.

South African literature’s perfect storm

The job of a books editor is curatorial, political and considered. It rests on knowledge of cultural and political networks and who knows who.

Why rage is inevitable

Publishing is like a busy highway on which there are so many different types of drivers and crashes are common .

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