Jonathan Amid2014-01-24“Five years later, in 2013, Hichens has once again edited and collected various storytelling voices under the title Bloody Satisfied: short.sharp.stories. The collection is the inaugural anthology produced in conjunction with the National Arts Festival. Will you be bloody satisfied after reading these stories?”
Jonathan Amid2014-01-10"In Greek mythology, Persephone is the queen of the underworld. In the brilliant debut novel by celebrated scriptwriter and script editor Michelle Rowe, detective Persephone (Persy) Jonas ... is the plucky young woman tasked with navigating the underworld of a community where little is as it appears."
Jonathan Amid2014-01-03“Claire Robertson’s extensively researched debut novel, The Spiral House, comes after thirty years spent working as a journalist. The novel has garnered praise from various quarters, unsurprisingly, since it seems to engage every nerve and fibre of one’s body and mind, so absorbing is its arc.”
Jonathan Amid2014-01-03"If anyone dared to say that the burgeoning South African crime fiction scene was light on inventiveness, over-politicised, almost exclusively cornered by Cape writers and lacking in contributions from black female writers, then Angela Makholwa offers a decidedly tart response with her latest novel, Black Widow Society."
Annie Gagiano2013-12-18Chikwava’s Harare North ... presents readers with an evocation of conflicted Zimbabwean identities ... and with making lives for themselves in Britain, where so many of their compatriots have inserted themselves ... (T)hey have mockingly re-named London 'Harare North' (Johannesburg being known as 'Harare South')."
Franci Vosloo2013-12-04"The poet thus becomes the text, inhabits the text and becomes part of the articulations and rhythms of the text." Franci Vosloo discusses why Skinned is a good representation of Krog's oeuvre and the essence of Krog's poetics.
Michael Fargher, Naomi Meyer2013-11-22“A fact particularly relevant to South Africa is that being born white (not just white and wealthy) also grants better access to opportunity. For South Africa to move on, we all need to acknowledge this fact. And it is a fact.”
Bill Nasson, Naomi Meyer2013-11-12"Some (black people) were loyal and trusted servants of Boer families, others were participants in the running of the camp system. You could say that there were divided loyalties. Or, that for some there were no loyalties – they were just doing their best to get through the war."
2013-11-11Réney Warrington’s October (published by Protea) was launched on 8 November 2013 at Bibliophilia in Woodstock, Cape Town. Réney Warrington was in conversation with Izak de Vries. Hannelie Coetzee shared her photos of the evening with LitNet.