It is not easy to have a literary event unhampered in South Africa. At one event a writer made known he would not attend similar festivals. At another event (with the very same writer, o irony), the meeting was cut short by those in power at the library. The library is finished, as one of those … Continue reading long story short event
The Egyptian writer Youssef Rakha wanted to adopt a new identity. He would use this identity to write about the current political situation in Egypt. But he changed his plans, due to the assassination of the Public Prosecutor. In this article he writes about his plans and his change of mind.
Many years ago we stopped our membership of the local library. Not because we had stolen all the books at that very place. We had so many books and still many to read. The shelves with books in our house have grown over the years. Who would steal a book from a library? Who will … Continue reading what discerning book thieves