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EDITORIAL: Morrison’s grace of imagination
EDITORIAL: Morrison’s grace of imagination
‘She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” Taken from...
The Portfolio: Dudu Busani-Dube
The Portfolio: Dudu Busani-Dube
February has always been a dull month for me, a dreadful period where I’m tired and irritable. My sister says it’s my mind rebooting itself. I...
Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival shines literary light on the youth 
Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival shines literary light on the youth 
“We are trying to create a culture of, not just reading, but also writing in our communities,” says Dr Zaheera Jina, the founder and director...
Project spawns stories for young adults
Project spawns stories for young adults
About a year ago, I received an email from the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg requesting a meeting to discuss their literature programme. They...
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Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from Graça Machel
Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from Graça Machel
A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House...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...

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