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On the Map: Sabata-mpho Mokae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hAFBSC0KE4 "On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP...

Tipped to win Nobel literature prize, Kenya’s Ngugi misses out – again

by Peter Kimani, The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o was the bookies’ favourite for the second year to win the Nobel prize...

Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner

Ten years after her first book was published, Zukiswa Wanner leaves her Nairobi home on an adventure-filled road trip with her partner and son. Travelling by road to the southernmost country...

Excerpt from “Sankomota: An Ode in One Album”, by Phehello J Mofokeng

I Thin light blue plumes of Rothmans smoke curled through the air. The smoke twirled up skywards as if a shaman was summoning a spirit; a muse. The band leader leaned against...

Jonathan Ball Publishers to publish Sisonke Msimang memoir

Jonathan Ball Publishers has won a fierce bidding battle for Sisonke Msimang’s memoir and first book, acquiring Southern African rights from agent Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann, London. Jonathan Ball will...

The ‘magic of moments’: Ben Okri on slow reading and his new novel

by Madeleine Wilson, UNSW Nigerian writer Ben Okri is the author of eight novels and numerous volumes of short stories, essays and poetry. He was awarded the Booker Prize for Fiction for his...

Unathi Magubeni speaking about “Nwelezelanga”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wALker9HXEI&feature=youtu.be

Nobel Laureate prize winner, Prof Wole Soyinka, joins UJ

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of the first African recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Prof Wole Soyinka, who has joined UJ as a...

What I learned from Ben Okri about creative writing

by Liam Murray Bell, University of Stirling Midway through his sentence Ben Okri stands up and turns to the whiteboard. “Who knows their work well?” he asks. The students in the class...

A tribute to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s poet laureate

Renowned South African poet and liberation struggle hero Keorapetse Kgositsile. ...

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