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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 like nobody's watching

Fiona Snyckers, Naomi Meyer

Within South Africa's claustrophobic literary scene everybody is too afraid to write bad book reviews. Fiona Snyckers tells Naomi Meyer what needs to be done.


One Man vs "One Man"

James Woodhouse, Naomi Meyer

James Woodhouse, publisher at Kwela, tells Naomi Meyer about a literary coincidence – some real life crime fiction.


Review: The Hunchback Missionary by Elsa Joubert

Ron Irwin

"It is a complex, difficult, often impenetrable and ultimately graceful journey that sweeps us across a brutal frontier and offers glimpses of an antique and elusive South African God."


"What Good is a Song?"

Phil Ndlela

"If a song has no meaning | if it cannot send you higher | it is not good enough to sing." Phil Ndlela writes a tribute to Marvin Gaye, USA for Africa Project, Peter Tosh and Hugh Masekela.


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