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Another Day art exhibition
Melanie Cleary, Naomi Meyer

Melanie Cleary photographs people on the fringes of society. She tells Naomi Meyer about her exhibition Another Day.

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Big Book Chain Chat

Writers talk books, writing and everything in between.



Christien Terblanche

Nadia could not tell time yet. It was the stillness of the night that told her that it was already past midnight, to her a magical line between today and tomorrow. She was born at this hour, her mother always said. She was called Nadia because the stillness of the hour brought hope that the morning was approaching.


Justice: A Personal Account by Edwin Cameron

S'thembile Cele

S'thembile Cele attended a book launch of Justice: A Personal Account and writes her contribution as part of a collaboration between LitNet and the University of Stellenbosch's Department of Journalism in 2014.


South African Flowering Trees – A botanical adventure through history

Rob Wood, Naomi Meyer

Many books have been written about trees, but South African Flowering Trees – a botanical adventure through history makes a good effort at giving a complete picture.


Tugging towards discovery

Jonathan Amid

Mark Winkler's An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything) is “an intensely absorbing and unapologetically apolitical tale”.


Exploring the role of nostalgic brand communication in the Afrikaner market

Kaylie Abrahamse

Think of Afrikaans music, think of Afrikaans arts festivals. Nostalgia sells. How – and why?


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.


Photos: Book Launch of Call it Dog by Marli Roode

Naomi Bruwer

South African-born Marli Roode lives in London and recently visited South Africa for the launch of her debut novel, Call it Dog. The Johannesburg launch was at Love Books, Melville.