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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...

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....
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...

Xarra Books is alive and kicking – and relaunching in brand in its new...

Xarra Bookstore, which is renowned for stocking South African and African books, is relaunching its brand with a grand opening on Saturday July 29 2017 at its new premises in Midrand,...

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

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

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...

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