south african writers

 
​Authors are (not) selling themselves
​Authors are (not) selling themselves
In South Africa, the Fallist-inspired approach of “decolonising everything” has to some extent polarised literature circles. Older writers,...
Short fiction by The Yearning author Mohale Mashigo: The High Heel Killer
Short fiction by The Yearning author Mohale Mashigo: The High Heel Killer
“The high heel killer.” What a stupid name. I hate it. These media clowns aren’t even trying. If I had studied journalism, like I wanted to,...
How reading can change your life
How reading can change your life
I grew up in a household where there were no shelves filled with books. My father was illiterate and my mother read Oracle and Miracle, two thin paperbacks from the United Kingdom which could hardly be considered as literature....
Chris Barnard hailed as a 'patriot'
Chris Barnard hailed as a 'patriot'
The South African Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Monday described renowned Afrikaans author and scriptwriter, Christiaan “Chris” Johan Barnard...
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...
Pioneer of the South African novel
Pioneer of the South African novel
Born in 1914 as Daphne Pizzey, she was the sixth child of an English-speaking father. She was to be his last, because volunteering for service in...
A glimpse past the pen
A glimpse past the pen
Edyth Bulbring's novel The Club (Jonathan Ball) examines the nefarious activities of a privileged section of South African society,...
Leaving the forefront of African lit
Leaving the forefront of African lit
Es'kia Mphahlele, in many ways the father of modern black South African writing, lived out a career that was emblematic of a whole generation of...

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