beyond the boroughs of genre


The South African writer Ivan Vladislavic talked in Johannesburg (South Africa) with the English writer Geoff Dyer about their publications. They talk about influences and different genres that are available and usable.  Some of their words were written down for the benefit of a wider audience. 

how to write about africa


I do not know when this was orginally written. It was published in GRANTA in the Winter 2005 issue. But in a way this piece is timeless.  It is a tongue-in-cheeck advice to aspiring writers who might think they have discovered a nice niche in writing about Africa in their next novel. Like a good … Continue reading how to write about africa