‘Soweto Tea Party’ is a children’s book that tells the story of Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s childhood, growing up with a father under house arrest
The challenges we face in the world of scholarly and leisure reading and writing are not unique to our country but it is crucial to overcome them if we want to be as good as we look in our Constitution
Not many knew of the unheralded Zanzibari author who has steadily produced 10 novels
The history of clubbing in Jo’burg is less about physical space and fading memories, but about the sheer, frightful necessity of dancing
In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches
Siphiwo Mahala talks about his fascination with the 1950s writer and journalist
David Goldblatt has left South African documentary photography incalculably richer, writes Niren Tolsi
The M&G Literary Festival will consider Nadine Gordimer’s notion ‘Being here: in a particular time and place.’
The tiny woman with a great voice left enough literature to set a standard, wake us up and inspire us.
Mongane Wally Serote credits Gordimer for influencing his development as a writer while M&G books ed Darryl Accone recalls a rare book she gave him.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o pays tribute in prose and poetry to a great African.
Gordimer wrote: ‘Vusi Mahlasela sings like a bird does, in total response to being alive. He is a national treasure.’ She was like a mother to him.
Ilse Wilson, the daughter of Communist Party stalwart Bram Fischer, remembers the era of ‘Burger’s Daughter’ and other times spent with its author.
It was 1988, Salman Rushdie had been ‘disinvited’ from the Weekly Mail Book Week and SA literature giants were at loggerheads, recalls Anton Harber.
Nadine Gordimer asks and answers "the questions journalists don’t ask".
The past might be another country, but for more than 90 years Gordimer lived in South Africa – and wrote of it with piercing insight.
The animating impulse in her work is a dedication to those who suffer – but don’t make – history, write Bongani Kona and Dudumalingani Mqombothi.
Nadine Gordimer’s death was a sucker punch for writer and poet Tiisetso Makube.
The late writer’s oeuvre was characterised by her unwavering ability to verbalise the brutal truth, writes Sean O’Toole.
Nadine Gordimer observed our convoluted society with a precise and prescient eye and did much to shape our understanding of it, writes David Medalie.
Nadine Gordimer’s politics may have been radical but her fiction was always more complicated than the "political" tag would allow.
Writer and political activist Nadine Gordimer (90) has died peacefully in her sleep, according to a family statement.
To mark novelist Nadine Gordimer’s 90th birthday, Craig MacKenzie celebrates how her work has astutely interpreted the tenor of our times.
Jane Rosenthal takes a critic’s and a reader’s look at Nadine Gordimer’s work.
In short stories Nadine Gordimer’s pen is at its most lucid, establishing this often-underrated text form as a handsome far-reaching genre.
We salute sculptor Jane Alexander and writer Nadine Gordimer for art that is as apt today as it was in the early 1980s.
Human consciousness demands open expression in order to deal honestly with our world, writes Nadine Gordimer.
Nobel-winning author Nadine Gordimer has paid tribute to Chinua Achebe, the eminent writer who passed away in March.
Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has celebrated the legacy of the late writer Chinua Achebe at the M&G Literary festival.
Acclaimed writer Nadine Gordimer has poured scorn on SA’s education system as "a wreck" over the failure to deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools.
Sean O’Toole explores some of the portrayals of the naked black body that have elicited fierce reactions in SA’s recent past.
<em>NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT</em> by Nadine Gordimer (Picador Africa).