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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

REVIEW: The Hum of the Sun, by Kirsten Miller (Kwela)

Writing about tragedy is easy enough. Include disability in that narrative and there is no prize for guessing the outcome of that book. Aids, tragedy, poor African children are themes that...

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