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Christi van der Westhuizen se mees onlangse boek, Sitting Pretty…

Lees: Christi van der Westhuizen bespreek Sitting Pretty met Naomi Meyer

Christi van der Westhuizen se mees onlangse boek, Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa is pas deur UKZN Press uitgegee. Dié merkwaardige …


 
 
Jacana Media presents Storied. The project aims to create a…

#SaveOurStories: Storied’s crowdfunding campaign is live!

 
 
Jacana Media presents Storied. The project aims to create a long-term impact of keeping African stories thriving and reaching worldwide audiences. Through your investment, Storied …

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” –…

Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem
 
200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their …

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
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Book Bites: 14 January

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
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Matthew Sullivan, Cornerstone, R290

Prepare to be thrust into the life of Lydia Smith, a clerk at …

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Andrew Donaldson on Heinrich Gerlach's "lost" fictional account of the Battle of Stalingrad, Sue Grafton's passing, and Michael Wolff's inside look at the sentient naartjie's presidency

Breakout at Stalingrad BACKSTORY'S MAKE FOR THE BEST STORIES SOMETIMES the story behind the publication of a novel can be even more extraordinary than the novel itself. This is certainly the case with Heinrich

"O'Farrell reminds us how vulnerable we all are" - Michele Magwood reviews Maggie O'Farrell's remarkable memoir

Published in the Sunday Times I Am, I Am, I Am ***** Maggie O'Farrell, Tinder Press, R305 If you are interested in how writers are formed, the conditions and experiences that shaped their proclivity,

Book Bites: 14 January

Published in the Sunday Times Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore ***** Matthew Sullivan, Cornerstone, R290 Prepare to be thrust into the life of Lydia Smith, a clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, as

Book Bites: 14 January

Published in the Sunday Times Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore ***** Matthew Sullivan, Cornerstone, R290 Prepare to be thrust into the life of Lydia Smith, a clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, as

Launch - Making Marigold: Beaders of Bulawayo (24 January)

Making Marigold: Beaders of Bulawayo is a portrait of a women’s beading co-operative specialising in loomed beadwork, based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Over 200 photographs reveal the sumptuous glamour of the

Abantu Book Festival 2017 is here!

Today marks day one of the annual Abantu Book Festival! Abantu Book Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for black writers and readers held in Soweto to celebrate the rich and

Five local non-fiction eBooks to read in January

Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant James-Brent Styan In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his

Antjie Krog ontvang Nederlandse prys vir haar bydrae tot Nederlandse kultuur

Human & Rousseau en NB-Uitgewers is verheug om te verneem dat Antjie Krog die pas afgelope naweek vereer is met die 2018 Gouden Ganzenveer. De Gouden Ganzenveer is ’n kulturele

Die draakrebellie het begin en Harwarrus se enigste hoop is dat hy die draakjuweel sal opspoor. Maar waar moet hy begin soek?

Hoe om 'n draak se juweel te steel Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was ’n swaardvegter, draak-fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Die draakrebellie het begin. Harwarrus is stoksielalleen en in ballingskap. Mense sowel as

Christi van der Westhuizen, author of Sitting Pretty, on how the rationality between the two settler classes in SA reinforces whiteness

Sitting Pretty This article first appeared in The Conversation By Christi van der Westhuizen Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted

"If you look at Afrikaner identity, it's really forged out of the kinds of exclusions that split families" - Christi van der Westhuizen at the launch of Sitting Pretty

Christi van der Westhuizen, Zimitri Erasmus, and a riveted audience. ©Johan Eybers   "Gaan dit goed met jou?" "Ja, baie goed." "Dis [x,y,z], hulle is lieflike mense." Ordentlik, nè? Ironically enough, this conversation was taking

Linda Chisholm's Between Worlds shows that the transition from mission to Bantu Education was far from seamless

Between Worlds In Between Worlds Linda Chisholm meticulously and with great sensitivity dissects how one mission society, the German Hermannsburg Mission Society, parleyed its decision to remain within the state system in

Travel and Nature

Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 200 Women interview

200 Women “You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem   200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories

Book Bites: 14 January

Published in the Sunday Times Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore ***** Matthew Sullivan, Cornerstone, R290 Prepare to be thrust into the life of Lydia Smith, a clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, as

"If you read, there's no limit to what you can do", writes the prize winner of the Nal'ibali/Sunday Times Storybook competition, Mangaliso Ngomane

BooksLIVE, in collaboration with Nal’ibali, recently ran a giveaway competition, offering 10 lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of Storytime: 10 South African stories for children. The first Sunday

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Jacket Notes: Emma Sadleir on what motivated her to co-write Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones

Published in the Sunday Times Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones by Emma Sadleir and Lizzie Harrison Penguin Random House, R220 I’ve always dreamt of writing a book - the idea seemed so glamorous.

Launch - Making Marigold: Beaders of Bulawayo (24 January)

Making Marigold: Beaders of Bulawayo is a portrait of a women’s beading co-operative specialising in loomed beadwork, based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Over 200 photographs reveal the sumptuous glamour of the

The humble home: four books that celebrate simple and eco-friendly abodes

Published in the Sunday Times By Roberta Thatcher Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living By Mark and Sally Bailey Ryland, Peters & Small, R499 For Mark and Sally Bailey, British designers and furniture