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The shortlist for the Arthur C @ClarkeAward for best science fiction novel of the year has been announced! bit.ly/1O7drX0


 
Authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Haruki Murakami have been named…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Haruki Murakami make Time’s 100 Most Influential People

 
Authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Haruki Murakami have been named among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

The list is divided into "titans", "pioneers", "artists", …


 
Bettina Wyngaard, een van PEN Afrikaans se bestuurslede, het vandeesweek…

Hoekom swyg Afrikaanse skrywers oor ZP Dala? PEN Afrikaans se Bettina Wyngaard vra

 
Bettina Wyngaard, een van PEN Afrikaans se bestuurslede, het vandeesweek in 'n LitNet-rubriek kommentaar gelewer op die aanval op ZP Dala wat vanjaar by die …

Two hours after arriving back in Johannesburg from a whirlwind…

Khaya Dlanga Reports on the Peace Bus and the March Against Xenophobia in Durban

Two hours after arriving back in Johannesburg from a whirlwind trip to Durban to protest against xenophobia, Khaya Dlanga spoke to Leanne Mannas on Morning …

Gareth Crocker recently chatted to Nadine Maritz about his latest…

"Write Like Hell, Get Rejected, Don't Give Up, Write Some More" – Gareth Crocker

Gareth Crocker recently chatted to Nadine Maritz about his latest novel, his new television show about an African superhero named Jongo and his upcoming autobiography …

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The Mists of Peace: Michele Magwood Speaks to Kazuo Ishiguro About His Novel The Buried Giant

By Michele Magwood for the Sunday Times The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber) **** It’s been a while since I felt a glow of pride in South Africa, the muscle memory

Siyamthanda Skota Reviews The Last Road Trip by Gareth Crocker

The Last Road Trip Verdict: carrot Gareth Cocker’s latest novel will speak to the readers in many different ways than one. Crocker is well known for his adventure novels and this 5th one is

Herman Lategan resenseer Jani Confidential deur Jani Allan

Jani Confidential Uitspraak: wortel Nou het sy haar storie self vertel. En wát ’n boek, in haar kenmerkende kaleidoskopiese skryfstyl. As daar nie ’n rolprent van haar lewe gemaak word nie, sal dit

Join Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock for the Launch Cook Better in Kalk Bay

Cook Better Quivertree and Kalk Bay Books would like to invite you to the launch of Cook Better by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock. Cook Better is less a cookbook than a

Candid Conversation by Convivial Candlelight to Launch A Slim, Green Silence by Beverly Rycroft

Bev Rycroft As the sun went down and the lights went out, candles were lit and refreshments carried upstairs at The Book Lounge to accommodate unanticipated loadshedding. Guests mingled in the convivial

Don't Miss the Launch of The Raft by Fred Strydom in Cape Town, with Maire Fisher

The Raft launch   Umuzi and The Book Lounge would like to invite you to the launch of The Raft by Fred Strydom. Strydom will be speaking about his novel, a must-read about a man's

Hoekom swyg Afrikaanse skrywers oor ZP Dala? PEN Afrikaans se Bettina Wyngaard vra

Bettina Wyngaard   Bettina Wyngaard, een van PEN Afrikaans se bestuurslede, het vandeesweek in 'n LitNet-rubriek kommentaar gelewer op die aanval op ZP Dala wat vanjaar by die Time of the Writer-fees in

Celebrate South African Cuisine with Nina Timm's Easy Chicken Breyani Recipe

Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen Having guests over for dinner, but you don't know what to make? Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen author Nina Timm (available in Afrikaans as Maklike maaltye uit Nina se kombuis) has

Theo Neethling oor Politieke Islam: Alle Moslems ondersteun nie terrorisme nie

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa Professor Theo Neethling van die Departement Politieke Wetenskap aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat het vandeesweek 'n artikel geskryf vir Netwerk24 oor die "problematiek van die Politieke Islam". Die samesteller van

Khaya Dlanga Reports on the Peace Bus and the March Against Xenophobia in Durban

To Quote Myself Two hours after arriving back in Johannesburg from a whirlwind trip to Durban to protest against xenophobia, Khaya Dlanga spoke to Leanne Mannas on Morning Live about the Peace Bus

Oscar Pistorius' Prosecutor Gerrie Nel Evacuates Home After Bomb Scare

Chase Your Shadow The Citizen reported on Friday that Oscar Pistorius' prosecutor Gerrie Nel evacuated his house in Pretoria on Wednesday, 15 April, after receiving a bomb threat. Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said on

Theo Neethling oor Politieke Islam: Alle Moslems ondersteun nie terrorisme nie

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa Professor Theo Neethling van die Departement Politieke Wetenskap aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat het vandeesweek 'n artikel geskryf vir Netwerk24 oor die "problematiek van die Politieke Islam". Die samesteller van

Travel and Nature

Wium van Zyl resenseer Op ver paaie deur PJ Schoeman

Op ver paaie Uitspraak: wortel “By elke plek op die lang pad het ek ’n paar treë weggestaan (...) my hoed afgehaal en diep uit my hart dankie gesê vir die ver plekke in

Dirk Meerkotter and Rebekah Funk Review Meteorites: A Southern African Perspective and Sky Guide Africa South 2015

Meteorites: A Southern African Perspective Verdict: carrots McKenzie’s book is everything you need to know about space rocks. It is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and filled with fascinating insights and anecdotes. Perhaps not a

Video: Sylvia Earle Advocates Working with a Vision at the United Nations for World Happiness Day

South African Coasts Sylvia Earle, marine biologist and author of South African Coasts: A Celebration of Our Seas and Shores, recently addressed an audience of young people at the United Nations for the

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Join Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock for the Launch Cook Better in Kalk Bay

Cook Better Quivertree and Kalk Bay Books would like to invite you to the launch of Cook Better by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock. Cook Better is less a cookbook than a

Celebrate South African Cuisine with Nina Timm's Easy Chicken Breyani Recipe

Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen Having guests over for dinner, but you don't know what to make? Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen author Nina Timm (available in Afrikaans as Maklike maaltye uit Nina se kombuis) has

Become King of the Roast Potato with this Recipe from Cook Better by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock

Cook Better Tudor Caradoc-Davies has written an article, with a recipe, about Cook Better by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock and the secret to great roast potatoes. Caradoc-Davies, co-author of The Real