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Nal'ibali Column 26: Term 4, 2019

By Carla Lever


Zakeera Docrat 
 
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"Children need to be encouraged from an early age to learn another language or languages" - a Q&A with academic and language activist, Zakeera Docrat

Nal'ibali Column 26: Term 4, 2019

By Carla Lever

Zakeera Docrat
 
Congratulations on your two recent awards - having your MA thesis voted the best in Southern …

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The Last Words of Rowan du…

"If I had known what I was getting myself into, I would probably never have begun." Simone Haysom on writing The Last Words of Rowan du Preez

Published in the Sunday Times

The Last Words of Rowan du Preez: Murder and Conspiracy on the Cape Flats
Simone Haysom, Jonathan Ball Publishers
R275

Towards the end …





One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in…

Max Velthuijs' exceptional children's book, Frog and the birdsong, is now available in five local languages

One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in the grass. Worried, he askes his friends what can be the matter. Very gently and …



South African playwright Hannah Meade arrives in London for the…

Launch: The White Room by Craig Higginson (18 October)

South African playwright Hannah Meade arrives in London for the opening night of her new play. She has arranged to meet Pierre, the student she …

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