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Just because you can see it, doesn't mean it's true.…

Listen: Karabo Kgoleng discusses NR Brodie's debut novel, Knucklebone

Just because you can see it, doesn't mean it's true.
 
Sangomas and cops don’t mix. Usually. But this is Joburg, a metropolis that is equal …

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What It Means When A Man…

Book Bites: 18 February

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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky
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Lesley Nneka Arimah, Headline, R305

Lesley Nneka Arimah’s debut is a vibrant collection …

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

Watch Gabourey Sidibe'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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Entertaining, yet saccharine - Margaret von Klemperer reviews Tom Hanks's Uncommon Type

Published in the Witness (21/02/2018) Uncommon Type Tom Hanks William Heinemann Ltd TOM Hanks has what I hope is a deserved reputation as Hollywood’s Mr Nice Guy, making him probably the most unlikely person

Alzheimer's, guns, fantasy and hard rain are the subjects of the four novellas in Joe Hill's great collection, writes Diane Awerbuck

Published in the Sunday Times Strange Weather ***** Joe Hill, Orion, R295 Joe Hill's new collection of four novellas, Strange Weather, is a great one - and not only if you're a Capetonian

Watch Gabourey Sidibe'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

Launch: The Knock on the Door by Terry Shakinovsky et al. (27 February)

The Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC) was started in 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was set up by the parents, spouses and families of activists who were detained and

Bekendstelling: Marlene van Niekerk se nuwe digbundels (27 Februarie)

Gesant van die mispels Met dié bundel beeldgedigte stel Marlene van Niekerk op ’n oorspronklike en toeganklike manier die minder bekende Nederlandse skilder Adriaen Coorte (ca.1659-1707) bekend. Sy lewer daarmee nogeens

Fiksie Vrydag: lees Jacques Myburgh se kortverhaal, 'Die Paartjie op Touwsrivier'

Hierdie storie het oorspronklik op Myburgh se blog, Woordtsotsi, verskyn (21/02/2018) ©123RF/merydolla   Net buite Touwsrivier het hulle 1993 wit Toyota Camry sy laaste gulsige hap uit die brandstoftenk gevat. Oom Daan het

Bekendstelling: Marlene van Niekerk se nuwe digbundels (27 Februarie)

Gesant van die mispels Met dié bundel beeldgedigte stel Marlene van Niekerk op ’n oorspronklike en toeganklike manier die minder bekende Nederlandse skilder Adriaen Coorte (ca.1659-1707) bekend. Sy lewer daarmee nogeens

Die opvolgverhaal van Benji Davies se bekroonde The Storm Whale is nou in Afrikaans beskikbaar!

Laas somer het Noi ’n klein walvis gered toe ’n storm dit op die strand uitgespoel het. Noudat dit winter word, wil Noi baie graag weer sy vriend sien. Maar die

Kry jou chronologiese Woordfees Skrywersfees-program hier!

  Vrydag 2 Maart   WOMEN OF STEEL: THULI MADONSELA AND GLYNNIS BREYTENBACH In conversation with Marianne Thamm Presented by Pan MacMillan Marianne, a well-known journalist and writer, sits down with two women whose lives are

"An illuminating and brilliant addition to Mbembe's corpus" - The Conversation reviews Achille Mbembe's Critique of Black Reason

Critique of Black Reason In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness - from the Atlantic slave trade to the present - to critically

Listen: "The Cape Town situation is very dire" - Professor Larry Swatuk, author of Water in Southern Africa, on Day Zero

  When it comes to water, we are fed a daily diet of doom and gloom, of a looming crisis: wars of the future will be over water; nearly one-billion people

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The Climate Crisis explores how people and class agency can change this destructive course of history

This volume reminds us that fossil fuel corporations, petro states and ruling elites are the key forces deepening the climate crisis. Hurricanes like Harvey and Irma have once again demonstrated the

Book Bites: 18 February

Published in the Sunday Times What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky ***** Lesley Nneka Arimah, Headline, R305 Lesley Nneka Arimah’s debut is a vibrant collection of 12 compelling stories set

"Walters creates a sense of claustrophobia and fear which is compelling" - Margaret von Klemperer reviews The Last Hours

Published in The Witness, 12/02/2018 The Last Hours Minette Walters Allen & Unwin Minette Walters, better known as an author of psychological crime novels, has moved into new territory here - back to the

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  Vrydag 2 Maart   WOMEN OF STEEL: THULI MADONSELA AND GLYNNIS BREYTENBACH In conversation with Marianne Thamm Presented by Pan MacMillan Marianne, a well-known journalist and writer, sits down with two women whose lives are

Inside Kimberley provides a glimpse into a vanished society - glamorous, hard-bitten and tragic - and the city that diamonds built

Kimberley is the city that quite literally sprang up overnight in the middle of nowhere late in the nineteenth century. For a while it was the hub of South Africa

Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier and stronger - for life - with Kayla Itsines's latest book!

Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier and stronger, for life! Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world's number one fitness influencer by