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Alert! The five judges for the 2017 Caine Prize for…

2017 Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel announced

 

 
Alert! The five judges for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing were announced in London recently.

The Caine Prize is awarded for a short …


Ons kom van vêr: Bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol…

Ons kom van vêr deur Michael le Cordeur en Wannie Carstens: Gesprekke oor bruinwees en Afrikaans

Ons kom van vêr: Bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol in die ontwikkeling van Afrikaans saamgestel deur Michael le Cordeur en Wannie Carstens is nou …





 
NB Publishers has shared an excerpt from Early One Sunday…

The Man Who Draped His Jacket Over the Alexandra Dam Wall

 
NB Publishers has shared an excerpt from Early One Sunday Morning: I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa, the new book by Luke …


 

The Book Lounge recently played host to Sharlene Swartz and…

"I think another country is possible" - Sharlene Swartz's Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution launched in Cape Town

 

The Book Lounge recently played host to Sharlene Swartz and many guests at the Launch of Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution.

In conversation with struggle …

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Famine, war and love: Bron Sibree talks to Sebastian Barry about his new novel Days Without End

In his new novel Sebastian Barry writes as if galloping with the wind in his hair. By Bron Sibree for the Sunday Times   Days Without End Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber) **** Sebastian

Men's rage and regret in a cold season of snow: Michele Magwood chats to Fiona Melrose about her debut novel Midwinter

By Michele Magwood for the Sunday Times Midwinter Fiona Melrose (Little Brown, R295) ***** It is rare for a debut novel to land with such assurance, with such a distinctive voice and sapient wisdom.

Murder in a world governed by astrology: Sam Wilson chats about his new book Zodiac - recommended by Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz

Murder in a world governed by astrology: Sam Wilson chats about his new book Zodiac – recommended by Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz Published in the Sunday Times   Zodiac Sam Wilson (Penguin Random House) **** Sam Wilson’s debut novel Zodiac deserves to be a smash hit: set in an alternate universe in San Celeste, a generic US

Imagining ourselves into existence: First ever Abantu Book Festival in Soweto a roaring success

Words and images by Thato Rossouw   "A conquered people often lose the inclination to tell their stories." These were the words of former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the inaugural

"I think another country is possible" - Sharlene Swartz's Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution launched in Cape Town

“I think another country is possible” – Sharlene Swartz’s Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution launched in Cape Town   The Book Lounge recently played host to Sharlene Swartz and many guests at the Launch of Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution. In conversation with struggle stalwart Denis Goldberg, an impassioned

Lauding a "superhuman effort": Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present launched at Wits

Lauding Sol Plaatje “superhuman effort”: Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present launched at Wits   Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present, a new book looking at Sol Plaatje’s most famous work, was recently launched at Wits University. Authored by various South

Sulamiet: Lina Spies voel byna net so opgewonde oor tiende digbundel as oor 1971-debuut

Lina Spies   Die bekroonde skrywer Lina Spies se tiende digbundel, Sulamiet, het in 2016 by Naledi verskyn en is tydens die RSG Kunstefees bekend gestel. Jean Oosthuizen (LitNet) en Andries Visagie (Versindaba)

Wildernis deur Wilbur Smith: Die vertaling van die derde boek in die gewilde Courtney-trilogie

Wildernis Wildernis deur Wilbur Smith is nou beskikbaar by Queillerie: Die Eerste Wêreldoorlog gooi Sean Courtney en die skerpskutter Mark Anders se lot saam toe hulle in die loopgrawe in Frankryk ontmoet.

Heruitgawe van Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 deur Gerhardus Pool

Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 Die heruitgawe van Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 deur Gerhardus Pool is nou beskikbaar by Protea Boekhuis: Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 is ’n heruitgawe van ’n boek wat ses keer tussen 1976 en 1979

Heruitgawe van Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 deur Gerhardus Pool

Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 Die heruitgawe van Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 deur Gerhardus Pool is nou beskikbaar by Protea Boekhuis: Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 is ’n heruitgawe van ’n boek wat ses keer tussen 1976 en 1979

Nuut: Die VOC aan die Kaap, 1652-1795 saamgestel deur Con de Wet, Jan Visagie en Leon Hattingh

Die VOC aan die Kaap, 1652-1795 Die VOC aan die Kaap, 1652-1795, saamgestel deur Con de Wet, Jan Visagie en Leon Hattingh, is nou beskikbaar by Protea Boekhuis: Daar is reeds baie navorsing gedoen en ’n groot

Ons kom van vêr deur Michael le Cordeur en Wannie Carstens: Gesprekke oor bruinwees en Afrikaans

Ons kom van vêr Ons kom van vêr: Bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol in die ontwikkeling van Afrikaans saamgestel deur Michael le Cordeur en Wannie Carstens is nou beskikbaar by Naledi: Die gesprek oor

Travel and Nature

The Man Who Draped His Jacket Over the Alexandra Dam Wall

Early One Sunday Morning   NB Publishers has shared an excerpt from Early One Sunday Morning: I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa, the new book by Luke Alfred. The chapter is titled "The

Jacket Notes: Christa Kuljian talks about her latest book Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins

Published in the Sunday Times •Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins Christa Kuljian (Jacana) When I studied the history of science at university in the ’80s, I learned

Join Christa Kuljian and Ciraj Rassool at the launch of Darwin's Hunch at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins   Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian. Ian Tattersall, Curator emeritus, American

Green and Lifestyle

The Man Who Draped His Jacket Over the Alexandra Dam Wall

Early One Sunday Morning   NB Publishers has shared an excerpt from Early One Sunday Morning: I Decided To Step Out And Find South Africa, the new book by Luke Alfred. The chapter is titled "The

Nostalgies, humoristies en hartroerend: Wat die hart van vol is deur Peter Veldsman en Elmari Rautenbach

Wat die hart van vol is Wat die hart van vol is: Herinneringsreise van 'n fynkok deur Peter Veldsman, met Elmari Rautenbach, is nou beskikbaar by Penguin: ’n Wydlopende herinneringsreis, deurspek met staaltjies, deur een van ons

Communities utilising land for their own benefit: Lenin Street Market Garden in Alexandra holds a planting day

Communities utilising land for their own benefit: Lenin Street Market Garden in Alexandra holds a planting day   The Lenin Street Market Garden in Alexandra recently held a planting day. The community garden - which used to be a dumping site - is a beneficiary of the sales