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Court cracks down on lockdown regulations

Giséle Lavita Opinion 2020-07-02

"While the government may have had good intentions behind the lockdown regulations, the government’s paternalistic and draconian response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains an issue of contention for many."

Childhood

Heidi Henning New writing 2020-07-02

"Visions of soft, weeping rain drenching fynbos
A lonely, cold krantz echoing baboon and jackal"

Winter

Heidi Henning New writing 2020-07-02

"The power of a soothing, steaming
Slightly searing Epsom salts bath"

Watch where you walk – even the statues have feet of clay

Bill Nasson Opinion 2020-07-01

"As with us, and those who preceded us, the time will come to face those perennial and large historical questions – who and what are we as a country and a nation? What have we been? Where are we heading?"

The African Library: The theory of flight by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

Annie Gagiano Books and writers 2020-06-26

"The theory of flight is a beautifully told narrative, memorable and innovative, and a skilfully structured novel."

Press release: All African series, My better world, nominated for Annecy International Animation Film Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-26

My better world, a 55-episode life skills series that follows the adventures of six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family, and friendship, was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Reader impression: 21 Lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari

Barend van der Merwe Books and writers 2020-06-24

"21 Lessons for the 21st century was such an insightful read that I gained great respect for the author of this book. I tried to keep notes, as I typically do, but the number of quotations that I loved from this book became so many, that I accepted that I would not be able to use them all in one impression."

Reader impression: Me by Elton John

Barend van der Merwe Books and writers 2020-06-23

"I loved this autobiography of the legendary Sir Elton John!"

Racism by the book

Darryl David Books and writers 2020-06-22

"Is Niq saying what I think he is saying? That white judges will choose white winners? And, by implication, black judges will choose black winners? How else is one to interpret his quote, 'But when the judges are white, the people who win will be white'? The judging process is, at the best of times, a highly subjective act, and is not swayed by the race of judges."

Press release: Call for entries – Eisteddfod 2020

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-19

While many eisteddfod events and other festivals planned for 2020 have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 challenge, The National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA) is happy to announce that its national eisteddfod activities for 2020 will go ahead as planned.

Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse vir 2020 bekend

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Die wenners van die Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse vir 2020 is vanaand (Donderdag 18 Junie 2020) bekend gemaak. Meer as 80 boeke wat in 2019 by Media24-uitgewerye verskyn het, is vanjaar ingeskryf in ses kategorieë met prysgeld van altesaam R210 000.

2020 Media24 Books Literary Prizes: Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English fiction

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Read the commendations of all the books on the shortlist – and the announcement of the winner!

2020 Media24 Books Literary prizes: MER Prize for Youth Novels

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Read the commendations of all the books on the shortlist – and the announcement of the winner!

Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse: WA Hofmeyrprys vir Afrikaanse fiksie

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Lees die commendatio’s van al die boeke op die kortlys – en ook die aankondiging van die wenner.

2020 Media24 Books Literary Prize: Recht Malan Prize for Nonfiction

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Read the commendations of the books on this shortlist – and the announcement of the winner!

Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse 2020: Elisabeth Eybersprys vir Afrikaanse en Engelse Poësie

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Lees die aanbevelings vir hierdie kortlys – en ook die aankondiging van die wenner!

Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse 2020: MER-prys vir geïllustreerde kinderboeke

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Hier is die aanbevelings op hierdie kortlys – en die aankondiging van die wenner.

Media24 Boeke Literêre Pryse 2020: MER-prys vir geïllustreerde kinderboeke – commendatio’s

LitNet NB-Uitgewersportaal 2020-06-18

Hier is die commendatio’s van al die boeke op hierdie kortlys, en die wenaankondiging.

Reader impression: Beast by Tendai Mtawarira with Andy Capostagno

Barend van der Merwe Books and writers 2020-06-17

"I do not typically 'score' books, but since this is a book about a sporting legend, I decided that I would have to give the book 5 out of 10."

Review: Steeped in heritage: The racial politics of South African rooibos tea by Sarah Ives

Kris van der Bijl Books 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?"

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