behind all the monkey business


She was awarded a prestigious literary prize “Arthur C Clarke award”. She is the first writer from the continent to receive this prize. Her novel ‘Zoo city’ did it. In this interview the South African Lauren Beukes talks about her book and Hillbrow and the hours she spend walking the streets to get a feel … Continue reading behind all the monkey business

review AFRICAN LIVES


This book is a mixture of colonial history and travelwriting, a mixture of past and present, but is not a mixture of black and white. It is a book about the ‘despised’ white tribe in Africa. In the first part of his book we meet the writer in his conversation with Patrick Shaw, the educator … Continue reading review AFRICAN LIVES