JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Writer and lecturer at universities Angelo Fick wrote this article about the eminent writer J.M. Coetzee. Coetzee is approaching his 80th birthday. Fick relates how he first met a book written by Coetzee and how it gripped him.  The article is a bog Thank You, John Coetzee.          

JM Coetzee reads a new story

A few days ago I started reading a book by J. M. Coetzee, just today I met Elizabeth Costello on the pages of this book. She entered the apartment of the protagonist and she decided to stay in his house. It seems she will stay at more places at the very same time for she … Continue reading JM Coetzee reads a new story


A man on his bicycle rides down the road in his suburb. A car hits him and the results are dramatic. He is transported to a hospital and part of a leg has to be amputated. He refuses an artificial limb and moves back to his apartment. In this apartment Paul Rayment, a retired photographer … Continue reading SLOW MAN

Rights of conquest, rights of desire: Panashe Chigumadzi considers the black female body through a return to JM Coetzee’s Disgrace

‘Disgrace’ is one of the most important books by the Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee from South Africa, but who now resides in Australia. In this article the Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi has a close look at this book in the context of the appraisal or the denunciation of the black female body. 

j.m. coetzee and the life of writing

The writer has met his book. The South African (but living overseas) writer J. M. Coetzee has been honoured by a book written about his work as a writer. The book has been launched by the writer David Atwell who had access to many resources. At a meeting at a bookshop he was involved in … Continue reading j.m. coetzee and the life of writing