Authors

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...

Rest in power, Miriam Tlali: author, enemy of apartheid and feminist

by Barbara Boswell, University of the Witwatersrand Renowned South African author Miriam Masoli Tlali passed away on February 24 2017, aged 83. Born November 11 1933 in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Tlali was the first...

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...

Revealing the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books include one previous winner of the Prize and one debut novelist. “It has been a great...

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...

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...

Jamaican novelist Marlon James makes history by winning Man Booker Prize

by Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford The announcement of the Man Booker Prize – awarded to the best novel of the year written in English – is always bound to be big news....

Pan Macmillan to publish Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa’s “Dare Not Linger”

‘I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to...

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

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

Unathi Magubeni speaking about “Nwelezelanga”

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

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