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Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's...
'Radical chic' author Tom Wolfe dies at 88
'Radical chic' author Tom Wolfe dies at 88
American writer Tom Wolfe ― known for his novels The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of Vanities ― died on Monday at...
Abantu, you are on your own
Abantu, you are on your own
Book club Amaka meets monthly. The 12 or so of its members are black. It was not intentional. They were just friends, some now working graduates...
Roy brings nationalists no joy
Roy brings nationalists no joy
Had she chosen to soak herself in praise and read from the same scripts so many of India’s public figures read from, Arundhati Roy might have...
Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from Graça Machel
Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from Graça Machel
A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House...
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...
An academic revamp is necessary
An academic revamp is necessary
A postgraduate student in an English department at a historically white university recently told me that the attendance of many of the white...
​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...
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
Sol T Plaatje’s ground-breaking work Native Life in South Africa was published 100 years ago in 1916. Janet Remmington, Brian...
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?
The Western Cape town of Franschhoek is a strange place. How could it not be, when it’s an unlikely enclave on the tip of Africa that French...

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