Authors

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...

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

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

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....

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...

Breyten Breytenbach – Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Award 2017

A poet, prose writer, essayist, playwright, and painter, Breyten Breytenbach is one of the most highly regarded South African writers. Writing in both Afrikaans and English, he has published more than fifty...
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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...
When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola

To be young, black and queer: When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola

"What is worse? Getting jumped or not existing at all?" 50 years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, When We Speak of Nothing captures what it means to...

Pres Jacob Zuma extends condolences on passing of legendary author, Miriam Tlali

3 Mar 2017 President Jacob Zuma has extended his heartfelt condolences on the passing of the legendary author, literary pioneer and recipient of the Order of Ikhamanga, Ms Miriam Tlali who passed...

REVIEW: The Broken River Tent, by Mphuthumi Ntabeni

We live in a time when some white people deny that apartheid was a crime against humanity. In the midst of such clear and utter madness, fiction, not history...

Unathi Magubeni speaking about “Nwelezelanga”

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

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