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By Diane Awerbuck for the Sunday Times

Stations 
Nick Mulgrew (David…

Truth and tears, but not the boring sort - Diane Awerbuck reviews Stations by Nick Mulgrew

By Diane Awerbuck for the Sunday Times

Stations
Nick Mulgrew (David Philips Publishers)
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"Life: lived forwards; understood backwards." So wrote Søren Kierkegaard in the 1800s, and not …


 
Nwelezelanga: The Star Child, the debut novel by writer, sangoma…

'I have many names ...' - Read an excerpt from Nwelezelanga: The Star Child by Unathi Magubeni

 
Nwelezelanga: The Star Child, the debut novel by writer, sangoma and trainee herbalist Unathi Magubeni, has recently been published by Jacana Media.

The story begins with …


Pan Macmillan is proud to present the exciting new publication…

New from Johnny Copelyn - Maverick Insider: A Struggle for Union Independence in a Time of National Liberation

Pan Macmillan is proud to present the exciting new publication Maverick Insider: A Struggle for Union Independence in a Time of National Liberation by Johnny …


KMM Review Publishing has shared an excerpt from the newly…

Read a chilling excerpt from The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko: The Fight for Human Rights in Zimbabwe

KMM Review Publishing has shared an excerpt from the newly released book The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko: The Fight for Human Rights in …

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Truth and tears, but not the boring sort - Diane Awerbuck reviews Stations by Nick Mulgrew

Stations By Diane Awerbuck for the Sunday Times Stations Nick Mulgrew (David Philips Publishers) **** "Life: lived forwards; understood backwards." So wrote Søren Kierkegaard in the 1800s, and not much has changed. He wouldn't

'It is the nature of tradition to evolve' - Jennifer Malec reviews Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta First published in the Sunday Times Under the Udala Trees Chinelo Okparanta **** A month after Chinelo Okparanta completed Under the Udala Trees, a novel that deals delicately but boldly with lesbian love,

The ocean at the centre of the world: Bron Sibree talks to Simon Winchester about his book Pacific

By Bron Sibree for the Sunday Times Pacific Simon Winchester (HarperCollins) ***** In his stellar five-decade career as a journalist and author, Simon Winchester hasn’t even toyed with the idea of writing

Clarke's Bookshop to host the launch of The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War Clarke's Bookshop and UCT Press invite you to the launch of The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War by Robert Eales. The launch will take place on Thursday, 12

Don't miss the launch of The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso at Love Books, with Elinor Sisulu

Coming soon: The Woman Next Door, the new novel from Yewande Omotoso   Love Books and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of The Woman Next Door, the new novel from Yewande Omotoso. The event will take place at Love Books in

Join Gang Town author Don Pinnock at the Troyeville Hotel

Gang Town Don't miss a chance to catch Don Pinnock at the Troyeville Hotel this evening, where he will be chatting about his new book Gang Town. Pinnock is both one of South

Nuut: Die na-dood deur Breyten Breytenbach

Die na-dood In sy jongste bundel kom ons weer onder die indruk van Breyten Breytenbach se skerpsinnige én aangrypende digterstem. Die titel verwys na die tyd digby die dood maar ook ná

Finish your manuscript with the ‘250 Words a Day' challenge and enter the 2017 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature

Sanlam Prize   Alert! The 2017 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature is open for entries, and budding writers are invited to join the "250 Words a Day" challenge to complete their novel by

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Mispa deur Helena Hugo in Pretoria

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Presenting Fiona Moolla's Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms

Natures of Africa Coming soon from Wits University Press, Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms edited by Fiona Moolla: Foreword by Byron Caminero-Santangelo: Environmental and animal studies are rapidly growing

Benedict Wallet Vilakazi - the 'Father of Nguni Literature' - honoured with Order of Ikhamanga

The late Zulu poet, novelist and linguist Benedict Wallet Vilakazi will be honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga today. The National Orders Awards are awarded annually to those who have

Don't miss the launch of Dorothea Bleek: A Life of Scholarship by Jill Weintroub at Kalk Bay Books

Dorothea Bleek: A Life of Scholarship Wits University Press and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of Jill Weintroub's new book Dorothea Bleek: A Life of Scholarship. Dorothea Bleek was an adventurer and researcher travelling

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'A bit of bleeding but very little damage' - Johan Marais shares the story behind recent python photoshoot

python bite   Johan Marais, internationally renowned herpetologist and author of Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa, has shared the story behind a recent photoshoot involving a python and a very bloody arm.

Wits paleoanthropologist Lee Berger among TIME's 100 most influential people in world

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Sustainable gardening project launches in Atlantis with LAPA

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Impress your guests with Jan Braai's Red Wine Pears potjie recipe

The Democratic Republic of Braai Jan Braai's newest book, The Democratic Republic of Braai, was recently published by Bookstorm. Jan is well known for his legendary braai desserts, and this mouthwatering recipe for Red Wine

Inaugural Jewish Literary Festival to take place in Cape Town in May

Jewish Literary Festival   There's a new book event on South Africa's calendar: The Jewish Literary Festival. The new festival will take place in Cape Town on Sunday, 22 May at the Gardens Community Centre,

Join Jenny Crwys-Williams, Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw to chat about The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics

Invitation to the Jenny & Co event for The Low Carb Cookbook for Diabetics   Booking are now open for Jenny Crwys-Williams's event with The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics authors Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw. A wonderful event is planned, with delicious low-carb, healthy