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My Portuguese feast: an interview with Mimi Jardim

Mimi Jardim, Naomi Meyer Skrywersonderhoude 2017-12-06

"This book is about a celebration of moods, travels, family, classes – therefore, a feast."

All ears

Sunelle Geyer Poësie 2017-12-05

"One aspect of freedom is
access to different views
to listen is to exercise such freedom"

When Zuma goes by Ralph Mathekga: "Just before midnight" seminar

Ralph Mathekga, Naomi Meyer Opinion 2017-12-04

"South Africans need to get more involved in their public affairs and need to evaluate leaders more robustly."

Young German woman with the graceful neck

Abigail George Fiksie 2017-12-01

"His silence was like the steep stone folds of a mountain. She remained unseen. A quiet peaceful sea that had lost its roaring voice."

“The problem with decolonisation”: Jonathan Jansen seminar

Menán van Heerden Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2017-11-30

"The tools that you use are as important as the problems we are trying to solve. And if you use the wrong conceptual apparatus for making sense of problems like racism, like decoloniality, then, of course, I think you will be less effective than if you, for example, use critical race theory."

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard by Sean Christie: a book review

Clifford Roberts Resensies 2017-11-29

"Christie skilfully weaves historical and social context into the retelling of day-to-day events, from his early encounters with the Beachboys through to his introduction to the slums of Dar es Salaam."


Abigail George Fiksie 2017-11-29

"In Knysna, his elderly parents were getting a divorce. His sister was moving house to London with her daughters and accountant husband. Yes, everybody they knew was moving up in the world. He met Nick in Tampa."

Driven by experimentation, flowing with the current: Boskasie

Annie Klopper, Boskasie Musiek 2017-11-27

"My music comes from a deep place of emotion and vulnerability – merely speaking about my truths, and hoping that someone else out there can relate to them, and, furthermore, that they will comfort them in some way."

Trevor in the land of fantasy by Sheila Cussons: book launch

LitNet Boeke en skrywers 2017-11-24

"Beautifully illustrated with her own delicate artwork, the quaint characters in Trevor in the land of fantasy come to life, transporting the reader with them into a world of fantasy and imagination." Izak de Vries shares his photos of the Cape Town book launch with LitNet.

A literary guide to KwaZulu-Natal by Niall McNulty and Lindy Stiebel: book launch

LitNet Boeke en skrywers 2017-11-24

You are invited to the launch of A literary guide to KwaZulu-Natal on 30 November in Durban.


Heidi Henning Poësie 2017-11-23

"in a seeming miracle of survival
a land where the rushing waterfall plummets into the Zambezi"

Migrations: New short fiction from Africa edited by Efemia Chela, Bongani Kona and Helen Moffett: book review

Karina Magdalena Szczurek Books and writers 2017-11-23

"Migrations is the fourth SSDA anthology after Feast, famine and potluck: African short stories, Terra incognita: New short speculative stories from Africa and the abovementioned Water. The idea behind the SSDA project is to offer a platform for writers across the African continent and the African diaspora to write about our experience on our own terms, and to support African writers in our endeavours through the SSDA Prize, anthologies and writing workshops."

Revolution à la Zimbabwe

Helena Rudolph Menings 2017-11-22

"Whereas mother nature caused the failing French wheat harvests, father Mugabe was responsible for the shortage in Zim through chasing away those who produced the wheat."

Press release: Water Light 2017 exhibition 

LitNet Kuns 2017-11-21

Water Light 2017 will run at The Forge, 12 Windsor Road, Kalk Bay from Wednesday 6 December until Thursday 21 December. The exhibition will be open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm, including on weekends.

Press release: PhD seminar presented by Tongshinung Goteng

LitNet Akademies en skole 2017-11-15

You are invited to a seminar presented by Tongshinung Goteng at 11:00 for 11:15 on Monday, 20 November 2017 at the Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics, University of Johannesburg.

Press release: PhD seminar presented by Maricel Botha

LitNet Akademies en skole 2017-11-15

You are invited to a seminar presented by Maricel Botha at 10:15 for 10:30 on Monday, 20 November 2017 at the Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics, University of Johannesburg.

Brunch across 11 countries by Alix Verrips: book launch

LitNet Boeke en skrywers 2017-11-14

You are invited to the launch of Brunch across 11 countries on 18 November in Claremont. Alix Verrips will be in conversation with Susie Chatz-Anderson.

Press release: Charges laid against Jacques Pauw

LitNet Boeke en skrywers 2017-11-10

"Instead of investigating what Pauw’s explosive new book reveals about the agency – including that millions of rands of taxpayers’ money was blown on a bogus parallel intelligence network – the SSA has chosen to 'shoot the messenger'."

The volksmoeder, ordentlikheid and whiteness

Menán van Heerden Opinion 2017-11-09

On 6 November, the launch of Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa took place in Cape Town. Christi van der Westhuizen, author of Sitting Pretty, was in conversation with Adam Haupt. Read a broad overview of the main discussion points and also listen to the entire discussion.

Press release: The 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) winners announced!

LitNet Books and writers 2017-11-09

"This year's winners of the South African Literary Awards (SALAs) were announced on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. Authors, poets, writers and literary practitioners whose works are continuously contributing to the enrichment of South Africa’s literary landscape were celebrated in an auspicious ceremony."