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...

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...

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...

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...
video

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...

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....

AFROLIT