Athol Williams Wins Prestigious Poetry Award… for Second Year Running

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Congratulations to Athol Williams who has been awarded the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for the second year running, becoming the first person...

Trevor Noah Launches New Book: “Born A Crime”

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Here's the first look at South African comedian Trevor Noah's new book "Born a Crime", out November 15th. Noah announced back in January that he...
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A SA Story Stranger than Any Fiction: “If You Are Reading...

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More than four years ago Johannesburg journalist Alex Eliseev heard snippets of the most extraordinary story of Betty Ketani - there was murder, kidnapping, a trail that ran...
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Brink & Jonker Love Letters Focus of Night with Breytenbach

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At a packed launch of the English book version of the compiled letters between literary royalty Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker, Brink's widow said...

25 Books Every South African Should Read

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Looking for deeper insight into South Africa - or just a good read? Here are snap reviews of classic South African books, covering everything from...
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Hey, John Grisham. Your Fan the Pavement Bookworm Has a New...

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Philani Dladla's story is well known to those who know him as the Pavement Bookworm and have bought books from him on Empire Road...
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Zapiro to Smuts to a Rare Bird Adventure – Last-Minute Ideas...

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Rhodes Rage, by Zapiro "In Zapiro's 20th annual he skewers another momentous year including the drama over Rhodes and other statues, Nkandla pay back the...
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Justice Malala Puts SA’s Deepening Malaise in Plain Language

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Justice Malala’s book, "We Have Now Begun Our Descent: How to Stop South Africa Losing its Way", does a number of things well. It...

Horror Novel by South African Lotz Up for Goodreads Award

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The horror novel 'Day Four' by South African Sarah Lotz has reached the semifinals of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, which brands itself as...
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5 Hot Writers You Might Not Know are African

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As African authors get more and more publicity and prizes - as well as readers - they are becoming must-haves on bookshelves worldwide. Some are...

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