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Tully: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-04-25

"Tully is an honest, often very funny look at parenthood, at the lies parents tell themselves to stay sane, and at the reasons why they should perhaps start telling the truth."

The book club cookbook by Louise Gelderblom: reader impression

Louise Viljoen Lesersindrukke 2018-04-24

"If you love books and are hosting a book club evening where you also want to treat your guests to a culinary feast, look no further than this delightful cookbook by Louise Gelderblom."

Video: Launch of The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Naomi Bruwer Skrywersonderhoude 2018-04-24

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's historical book The land is ours: South Africa's first black lawyers and the birth of constitutionalism was launched at Protea Bookshop Stellenbosch on 19 April 2018. Ngcukaitobi was interviewed by Hermann Giliomee and Albert Grundlingh. Watch the video of the conversation.

Press release: Anex Theatre Productions presents Like Hamlet

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-23

"Like Hamlet was borne out of a desire to see what the characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet would do in other spaces, how they would operate divorced from their context, and what would happen they were given an opportunity to speak for themselves, and speak truthfully to their feelings."

My father died for this by Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata: book launch

LitNet Books and writers 2018-04-23

You are invited to the launch of My father died for this on 3 May in Cape Town where the authors, Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata, will be in conversation with Pippa Green.

Considering Kaatje

Robert Greig Opinion 2018-04-23

"For sixty years, Andrew Geddes Bain’s Kaatje Kekkelbek group of works of 1838 – poem, script and performances – has been obscured."


Jemima Meyer Poësie 2018-04-18

"I spit out
my mother tongue"

A tribute song for Winnie Mandela: An interview with Billeni

Naomi Meyer, Billeni Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-17

"Yes, she did – she drove the movement of women’s liberation, she broke the ceiling for all black people academically and made it possible for the black child to do more and be more. The country as a whole has lost a great leader – not just black people, but everyone."

The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: book launch

LitNet Books and writers 2018-04-17

You are invited to the launch of The land is ours on 19 April in Stellenbosch, where the author, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, will be in conversation with Hermann Giliomee and Albert Grundlingh.

Coalition country by Leon Schreiber: book launch

LitNet Books and writers 2018-04-16

You are invited to the launch of Coalition country on 25 April in Cape Town where the author, Leon Schreiber, will be in conversation with Riaan de Villiers.

How Heather got her HAT’ness back by Heather Costaras: reader impression

Louise Viljoen Books and writers 2018-04-16

"How Heather got her HAT’ness back is a quick read, but its powerful message will stay with you long after you have put the book down."

South Africa can work by Frans Rautenbach: reader impression

Martin van Staden Books and writers 2018-04-12

"In the midst of what seems like a doubling down of authoritarianism by the South African government – from draconian proposed limits on free speech in the Hate Speech Bill to expropriation without compensation – an antidote arises: a blueprint and vision for a successful and open society. All it takes, simply, is freedom."

The Darling Collection: an interview about a unique arts festival

Naomi Meyer, Jan Grolleman Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-12

"People well known to small communities are not always people who are known everywhere, so, to us, the person we greet every day in Spar could be well known. Our selection is random, going with the intuition of knocking on a door or attending events in town to scout."

My low carb kitchen by Vickie de Beer: reader impression

Louise Viljoen Books and writers 2018-04-11

"Paging through this book, I am struck by the huge variety of easy recipes that consist largely of everyday basics. The colour photographs by Craig Fraser do justice to the delectable food. I cannot wait to try out a few recipes!"

Press release: Jolyn Phillips receives NiHSS Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

LitNet Books and writers 2018-04-11

"It is a strikingly original work of narrative fiction based on the mimetics of life. The texture of the writing is finely laced and covers a wide range of emotional modalities from the tragic to comical."

Under glass by Claire Robertson: a review

Coenraad Walters Resensies 2018-04-10

"In the depiction of the building of a farm and a colony, in the contact between different groups of people, in the relationships within a family with their secrets and pettinesses and preferences and loves, Robertson creates another view of a particular piece of South African history for her readers."

New Microsoft Word document

Jemima Meyer Poësie 2018-04-09

"I don’t desire our time
to be another document"

funeral wishes

Jemima Meyer Poësie 2018-04-03

"don’t cry
honour the pride of my life
by joining in when they dance and sing"

Ready player one: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-04-03

"You don’t need to get all, or any, of the references to enjoy the film. It is still a thrilling, albeit sweet, adventure that will leave you gasping for breath."

Love in a time of burning: Remembering Winnie Mandela

zp dala In memoriam 2018-04-03

"Perhaps, this mettle was her undoing. This fierce and abiding spirit to 'play equal with the boys' was the reason why the one Winnie inside her would suffer at the hands of the other."