Janet van Eeden2012-03-12"I loved Omotoso’s flirtation with magic realism in some parts of the story and I look forward to more of this from her in the future. Her skill lies in the subtlety of her character creations. Omotoso is definitely an author to watch."
Jonathan Amid2012-03-09"Thompson’s Betrayed – A Mother’s Battle for Justice ultimately demands to be read. It avoids forms of easy manipulation and rose-tinted glasses when looking at its subject matter, and continuously reminds us of the precariousness of life in a society beset by crime."
Gillian Schutte2012-03-09“Excruciatingly delicious and yet endurable, it lasts a lot longer than the clitoral/penile orgasm. In fact, it is a way of life if you choose it to be.” Gillian Schutte on the writing process.
Louise Anne Buchler2012-03-08In her latest memoir, Alexandra Fuller regales us with what is largely the story of her mother, Nicola Fuller – or as she likes to be introduced, “Nicola Fuller of Central Africa”.
Naomi Meyer, Elzette Steenkamp2012-02-23On Tuesday, 21 February 2012 a small crowd gather in parliament. Most of the people present work here anyway, during the day, but tonight they are attending the book launch of From Malan to Mbeki.
Jonathan Amid2012-02-21I would recommend Ants in the Big Onion to readers that can look past the perfunctory title and jarring cover design, those willing to suspend disbelief in service of a genuinely warm-hearted, good-natured and mostly well-written frolic in the deep end of the new South Africa.
2012-02-20The Cambridge University Press is launching the The Cambridge History of South African Literature. Professor Njabulo Ndebele, novelist, critic and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, will speak on South African literary history.
Imke van Heerden2012-02-10On Friday 3 February 2012, with the winter sun setting on the week, academics and students met in the Berrick Saul Building’s beloved “Tree House” at the University of York to celebrate the UK launch of The Cambridge History of South African Literature.
2012-02-09Following the successful release of the film, Black Butterflies last year, there has been renewed interest in the poetry and life of Ingrid Jonker. Kalk Bay Books presents A Celebration of Ingrid Jonker with Antjie Krog, Ingrid de Kok & Professor Louise Viljoen