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Trencherman: Venter's Anatomy of Visionlessness in Translation

2008-07-28 Title: Trencherman (Originally Horrelpoot)Author: Eben Venter; translated by Luke StubbsPublisher: Tafelberg, 2008Format: PaperbackPages: 321ISBN: 978 0 624 04651 6Click on the cover of Trencherman to order your copy of the book from Kalahari.net.In ...

Whiplash will get you thinking

Beryl Eichenberger 2008-07-04

Sunday Times Alan Paton Award 2007: Ivan Vladslavić for Portrait with Keys

Ivan Vladislavić, Ivan Vladislavić Books and writers 2007-06-20

Written over eight years, Ivan Vladislavić’s Portrait with Keys - Joburg & What What is a sequence of 138 passages depicting a shifting Johannesburg.

Fynbos Fairies launches at the CTBF and you're invited. See what Antjie Krog has to say about this delightful book of children's verse

Antjie Krog, Sharon Jenkings 2007-06-13 Antjie Krog has once again brought us a delightful new children’s book, a book readers of all ages are bound to fall in love with. Have you ever wondered about the secrets of Fynbos? Well Antjie Krog uses verse along with Fiona Moodie’s ...

Some of the challenges for Africa and countries of the South

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-05-30

Friday 25th May was Africa Day. On this day every year we celebrate the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25th May 1963. This article is an edited version of a lecture that I delivered at the Institute for Social Sciences in ...

A Balancing Act

Nèlleke de Jager 2007-05-15 Years ago, I was working as an underling to Charles Fryer, for years a formidable fiction publisher in the Afrikaans book industry. The last book he edited was the original Afrikaans edition of Islands by Dan Sleigh, which was later translated ...

On Freedom Day we celebrate ... and also remember the place of suffering we come from ...

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-05-03

My friend Franz Marx told me the following story out of a bygone time in the history of our country. A time when, for a short while, the Republic of Lydenburg existed. This Republic was no more than a small town founded by the trekker leader Louis ...

“Go hang!” or gang ho?

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-04-26

I am not one of those who think that bashing President Robert Mugabe is the way to show how "progressive" you are. Fortunately I am just old enough to remember the excitement and pride so many of us felt when the freedom fighter Robert ...

Why is crime in SA so violent?

Thembelani Ngenelwa 2007-04-25 Crime is a global problem and is common to all societies, but South Africa stands out for all the wrong reasons. It is the violent nature of crime that makes the South African situation worse. There is a serious lack of regard for human life. The ...

Creating My beautiful death: We speak to Riana Barnard, Eben Venter, Luke Stubbs and Lynda Gilfillan

Sharon Jenkings, Riana Barnard, Lynda Gilfillan, Eben Venter 2007-04-18 When did Tafelberg decide to bring out an English translation of Eben Venter’s Ek stamel ek sterwe?

Rehearsed postures of conviction

Sam Raditlhalo 2007-04-06 I Now and again I come across an article that I read and reread, if only to understand why I am uneasy as I read it. Michael Titlestad's "The pitfalls of literary debut" (Sunday Times, 25 March 2007) reminds me of Fred ...
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