The days of apartheid is still a source of writing. One of the latest in the long long line is the South African writer and journalist Marianne Thamm, who has taken a deep and long look at her own background. Her father was a German, with a nazi background. Her mother hailed from Portugal and … Continue reading Book launch | Marianne Thamms’ De Ondraaglijke Blankheid van het Bestaan
Last year’s winner was the author (and a few other activities) Zakes Mda who resides in the United (for how long?) States of America . Now a new shortlist has been announced for the Barry Ronge Fiction prize. A new year and new possibilities. Read about it in this article.
Next month the well known literary festival at Franschhoek will take place. In this article you will read about the participation of writers connected to the South African branch of PEN.
This is an other one in the by now famous series on authors and the books that have accompanied them through life. This time the Kenyan writer Kiprop Kimutai. He was born during the rains (ropta) and this has shown to be a blessing, not just for the crops in the fields, but also for … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Kiprop Kimutai