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Phumlani Pikoli’s latest piece is a metafiction based on what could happen if spike jonze and Ira Glass met

Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators

Publications can now identify a person alleged to have done such harm, but defamation rules still apply

Atlanta’s finest, ‘Poisoned Pasts’ and December tunes are on our lists this week

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Migrants: Unexpected guests trapped in time and space

The outsider has always held a fascination for artists and writers, helping to shape our view of those who exist in a state of perpetual transition.

Eliza Kentridge’s stilled soul reveals the intimate

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Israel’s path ‘worse than apartheid’

Noam Chomsky states that if Israel is boycotted, the same fate should befall the United States. He further believes that a boycott could backfire.

Picaresque with closure

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African writing blurs into ‘world’ literature

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Skip the small talk

JM Coetzee believes it has 'artistic sensibility' but Small Things is unsatisfactory on so many levels.

Chomsky: ‘No individual changes anything alone’

Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most controversial thinkers. Now 84, he reflects on his work, events in Syria and Israel, and the love of his life.

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