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The last summer of reason
The last summer of reason
POLITICSIn January 2001, three journalists at the Daily News, an independent newspaper in Harare, were arrested and questioned by...
Madness at the launch of a book about … madness
Madness at the launch of a book about … madness
Mishka Hoosen launched her debut novel, Call it a Difficult Night, at the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in eThekwini on Tuesday night. The...
Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
Zakes Mda has won the 2014 University of Johannesburg prize for South African writing in English (R75 000) for his novel, Rachel's...
Write off the next 30 days, it's a novel experience
Write off the next 30 days, it's a novel experience
The time has come and, for hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the real work is about to begin: 30 days to produce a 50 000-word...
African writing: Fact, fiction, or faction?
African writing: Fact, fiction, or faction?
"A writer should always consider the purpose of literature when they seek to contribute to it. How can a person dedicate their life to...
Detective fiction stories tramp a new beat
Detective fiction stories tramp a new beat
CRITICAL MASS by Sara Paretsky (Hodder & Stoughton) THE IDES OF APRIL  – FALCO: THE NEW GENERATION by Lindsey Davis (Hodder & Stoughton)...
A peek through the world of science fiction
A peek through the world of science fiction
HERALD OF THE STORM (Steelhaven: book one) by Richard Ford (Headline) The back cover shout cannot avoid the familiar words: "A terrible dark magic that has long been buried once again begins to rise." And so...
Selective memory keeps Carrim in the local loop
Selective memory keeps Carrim in the local loop
South Africa's Communications Minister Yunus Carrim likes to joke that his favourite book is Karl Marx's Das Kapital, which is aimed at...
Untitled: Prey to ?his decay
Untitled: Prey to ?his decay
UNTITLED by Kgebetli Moele (Kwela)
Big Brother, please help us read more books
Big Brother, please help us read more books
Just before Christmas, I was sent a newly printed omnibus edition of JP Martin's Uncle books. These recherché volumes of English...
Meersman's follow-up novel is history come alive
Meersman's follow-up novel is history come alive
FIVE LIVES AT NOON by Brent Meersman (Missing Ink, 2013)
The tragedies, trials and tribulations of being a teen today.
The tragedies, trials and tribulations of being a teen today.
A new crop of South African novels is about to hit the shelves and, given the range available, there should be something for everybody.

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