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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 ...

The rainbow blues of “De la Rey”

Loammi Wolf 2007-03-30 The storm that has broken loose about Bok van Blerk’s rock song “De la Rey” might be an indication that the smoke is starting to come out of the South African volcano again, signifying that the transformation of society after the ...

“De la Rey”: a distracting side show …

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-03-21

It took me quiet a while to take the upheaval around the "De la Rey, De la Rey" song in the Afrikaner community, and eventually in broader South African society, seriously. In fact, long after many of my Afrikaner contemporaries were ...

A case for The Heavens May Fall

Mathilda Slabbert 2007-03-21

From Voëlvry to De La Rey: Popular music, Afrikaner Nationalism and lost irony

Andries 'Roof' Bezuidenhout Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2007-02-28

"The scene is Stilbaai, a predominantly white and Afrikaans holiday town, in the year 2006. A crowd has congregated for a rock show. Zinkplaat, a band from Stellenbosch, plays before the main act, Bok van Blerk."

''De la Rey - no cause for alarm'' says Sandra Swart

Albert Grundlingh, Sandra Swart 2007-02-20 City Press asked Dr Sandra Swart and Prof Albert Grundling the following question: "Should therebe a cause for alarm by these kind of developments, ie could this kind of music prove to be the catalyst for the revitalisation of ...

NetRaad: Michelle Matthews

Michelle Matthews 2006-12-11 Michelle Matthews dishes out advice to writers starting out
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