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Call for Papers: Colloquium on "Print Culture and Colonisation in Africa"

 Postgraduate students as well as established researchers are invited to submit abstracts by 31 January 2015.

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Big Book Chain Chat

Writers talk books, writing and everything in between.


The we field

Jaco Fouché

The microbus goes again, and she is alone when she trudges along the mud-smeared path to the front door of the long building, a forty-year-old woman in a long brown skirt, long red pullover, and a woollen cap with flaps hanging over her ears.


Review: A sportful malice by Michiel Heyns

Michael King

"A Sportful Malice is a very funny book, fully accomplishing its subtitle 'A Comedy of Revenge'. The high points of comedy and satire are in the dialogue, especially the extended conversations in which Michael unwittingly reveals his pretentions and shallowness."


Interview: Richard Poplak on Until Julius comes

Richard Poplak, Naomi Meyer

"I would not say I chose Julius Malema. He chose me."


Review: Tales of the Metric System by Imraan Coovadia

Karina Magdalena Szczurek

"'(N)ovels are more important than ever … because they enable us to exercise our minds … allow us to step back and see where the history is taking us.' Coovadia’s latest testifies not only to the truth of this statement, but also to so much more."


A tribute to the late Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane (1948–2014)

Phil Ndlela

"On Saturday, February 15 the sun set on one of South Africa’s pre-eminent black scholars and writers, Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane."


Found in Translation

Jaco Botha, Mike Nicol

A casual conversation between Of Cops & Robbers author Mike Nicol and Jaco Botha, who translated the novel into the Afrikaans as Dieners & Donners.


2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry


Karin Schimke wins the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry