More on literary prizes in South Africa. This is a reference to more on the writers and their books that have been shortlisted for the 2015 Alan Paton Award and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. Five names you will find here.
The writer of children’s books Zulinni Bumba advocates for more book fairs devoted to books for children. Now every year there is such a bookfair in Angola, but she is not statisfied with that.
To have a love-affair with animals. Yes, it happens. Some people fall in love with an elephant Others fall in love with a chimp. Still others want to show their affection for animals that are fast disappearing. We have shot these animals. We have endangered their habitat. We have taken over their playgrounds And now? … Continue reading the magwood on books
Recently a president fled South Africa. Other flock to South Africa. One of these flockers is Asad, who comes form the Horn of Africa, not exactly a Horn of Plenty. He made his way to South Africa. The writer Jonny Steinberg happened to meet and traced his steps backwards. He talked with friends and relatives … Continue reading the guts to go
The South African writer and artist Breyten Breytenbach pays his repect to a friend who wrote poetry. The name of his friend is Hans van de Waarsenburg, who passed away last week. You will find his contribution here.
This is good news. First he got the attention of an American publisher, now a German publisher has bought the right to translate and publish his book ‘ The Reactive’ . Masande Ntshange is doing a good job.