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Asymptote Journal has announced the fourth edition of their international…

Emerging translator? Then this contest is for you!

Asymptote Journal has announced the fourth edition of their international translation contest, Close Approximations! Click here for the submissions guidelines.



The critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize

The critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient whose TEDx-talk on feminism was appropriated in Beyoncé's "Flawless", Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been announced …



Kenneth Gardens is Durban’s largest low-income municipal housing estate.

Initially built…

Voices of Resilience provides a rich history of Durban's Kenneth Gardens through the oral stories of its residents

Kenneth Gardens is Durban’s largest low-income municipal housing estate.

Initially built for ‘poor whites’, Kenneth Gardens today is arguably one of the most socially diverse living …

Let My People Go is as much Albert Luthuli's extraordinary…

Let My People Go latest addition to Kwela's Pocket Revolutionaries Series

Let My People Go is as much Albert Luthuli's extraordinary story as that of the African National Congress, which he led for fifteen years. He …

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The links between southwest France and the Cape inspired Kate Mosse's latest novel, writes Kate Sidley

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"A compelling memoir that speaks to our soil and society" - Danielle Bowler reviews Sara-Jayne King's Killing Karoline for the Mail & Guardian

Killing Karoline deals with important topical issues relating to adoption, identity, race, mental health and addiction. Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be

"I wanted more scope for her ... more focus on her virtues and flaws." Madeline Miller discusses Circe with Diane Awerbuck

Published in the Sunday Times Circe ***** Madeline Miller Bloomsbury, R295                                       Men are pigs. Ask Homer, who wrote in the eighth century BCE about heroic Odysseus trying to get home to Ithaca after

Launch: Homeland by Karin Brynard (21 June)

Captain Albertus Beeslaar has had enough of the Kalahari. He is about to hand in his resignation, but before doing so he is sent into the heart of an ancient

Book talk: Killing Karoline by Sara-Jayne King (21 June)

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Launch: You Have to be Gay to Know God by Siya Khumalo (26 June)

Siya Khumalo grew up in a Durban township where one sermon could whip up a lynch mob against those considered different. Drawing on personal experience -- his childhood, life in

2018 Media24 Books prize winners announced

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#cocreatePOETICA - celebrating identity, culture and history through the spoken word

Via Open Book Words lift off the page to animate the body, as Poetica and #cocreateSA again team up to present a phenomenal programme of readings, performances, discussions and workshops using

Jaco Jacobs nooi jou om saam te kom skool toe en te kyk wat gebeur wanneer ’n rofstoeier op ’n skoolbankie moet kom sit...

Zander het nog nooit tevore iets gewen nie. Daarom is hy heeltemal uit die veld geslaan toe hy die groot prys in ’n kompetisie wen: ’n regte egte ... ROFSTOEIER! Die

Anna Dahlqvist's It's Only Blood shatters enduring taboos surrounding menstruation

'Only when we call out the unnecessary shame and stigma that surrounds periods can we demand meaningful change. Dahlqvist’s deft, compassionate storytelling, and her critical global perspective, are a tremendous

Launch: Organise or Die? by Raphaël Botiveau (5 June)

This is a vivid, lively account … focusing on the agency of real human actors and the events impacting on the South African labour landscape post Marikana. It will both

Laura Foster's Reinventing Hoodia makes significant contributions to feminist legal studies and the philosophy of science

“Reinventing Hoodia provides a well-researched, critically engaged account of a fascinating contested object of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property. Its illuminating account of hoodia across a range of scales makes

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Cuddle Me, Kill Me is a true account of South Africa's captive lion breeding and canned hunting industry

Canned lion hunting sprang to the world’s attention with the 2015 launch of the documentary, Blood Lions. This movie blew the cover off a brutal industry that has burgeoned in

Voices of Resilience provides a rich history of Durban's Kenneth Gardens through the oral stories of its residents

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Mpho Dagada shares his story of triumph and failure in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I became a millionaire at 21

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2018 HSS Awards winners announced

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