Books

The Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Lounge and Reading Room at Windybrow Heritage House

The Windybrow Arts Centre will become Johannesburg’s newest hub for the advancement of Pan-African literature. In a ground-breaking partnership between the Market Theatre Foundation and Exclusive Books, the Windybrow Arts Centre will...
Sol T Plaatje

Conversing across a century with thinker, author and politician Sol T Plaatje

by Bhekizizwe Peterson, University of the Witwatersrand Sol T. Plaatje is a fairly familiar name in South Africa. Born Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje on 9 October 1876, he is often remembered as one...

Black Pen: Black Women Writers Group

Black Pen: Black Women Writers Group is a group for Black Women (African/Caribbean) who love creative writing. Creative genres and formats may include: fiction, poetry, prose, short stories, science-fiction, drama etc. Founded...

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...
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....

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