What will be more readily available in South Africa? Books? Corruption? Writers join a campaign against corruption. Read more about it here.
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 South African writer Mark Gevisser tells about his latest book. This one is on the city of Johannesburg. He wanders through the streets and district and history of this immense town. It struck me when he related in this interview about his private history linked to the country of Lithuania. 97% of the Jews … Continue reading mapping the mind of a joburg flaneur
Some more bookawards. The names have been made known today in Cape Town (South Africa). Some famous names are included, e.g. Antjie Krog for her latest collection of poetry. Full the full list read here.
The South African paper Sunday Times has made known the shortlist for this year’s awards. Next month the winners will be announced. There are five books in the fiction section, and five books in the nonfiction department.
Mark Gevisser, a South African writer, attended Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (India). He is involved with a fishing community in India and he wrote a book, with Edwin Cameron, on gay and lesbians in South Africa. Here you find an article on this festival.