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Celebrated author and political activist Achmat Dangor died on Sunday at the age of  71. Here, in a 1990 interview published in Staffrider, he speaks to Andries Walter Oliphant about his work and aspects of South African literature and culture

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

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Terror and beauty

In this excerpt from his new book, <i>The Cry of Winnie Mandela</i>, Njabulo Ndebele investigates the formative experiences of the 'girl of Bizana'.

The new logic of war

This is a war that follows from the driven logic of inventing the ultimate means of destruction. The resulting weapons, accumulated over years of well-funded military research, reach a point where, straining to be tested, they become predisposed to attracting banal causes.

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