Books

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

BOOK REVIEW: Craig Williamson – The spy who came in for apartheid

Apartheid spy Craig Williamson (far right). ...

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...
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...

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