Gripscapes: Newly selected poems by Norman Morrissey – a book reviewBooks and writers 2021-08-19
"Much like a knight errant, the poet is in search of poetry. His life is a quest of refining the technique."
An illuminated darkness by Jacques Coetzee: a reviewBooks and writers 2021-05-12
"But beyond the good that this means for visually impaired readers and the South African publishing industry, the collection’s poems are worth their own engagement. To me, the poems’ most interesting elements come from their portrayal of various humans’ attempts to relate to one another earnestly."
Finding my way: Reflections on South African literature by Duncan Brown – a book reviewBooks and writers 2020-10-14
"Brown’s text reminds one of the special and continuous role that literature plays when one seeks to relate to the world one exists in. The book highlights how literature is that which is continuously imagining, connecting, exposing, blurring and knowing."
Review: Steeped in heritage: The racial politics of South African rooibos tea by Sarah IvesBooks and writers 2020-06-15
"Racial inequalities are afforded fresh insight, and with the current resurgence of movements like #BlackLivesMatter, books such as Ives’s seem to call louder each day. What better way to delve into South Africa’s socio-political underbelly than with a cup of tea?"