’n Live Gesprek Met Annie Klopper


Publishing your first novel is an important event in the live of a writer. In this podcast the South African writer and lecturer Annie Klopper is interviewed in front of an audience about her book ‘Die Tragiese Saak van Pamina Vermaak’. Take your time to listen. Advertisements

Fred Khumalo to publish a book of short stories in isiZulu


The South Africa writer Fred Khumalo is looking forward to a new road in his writing career. He is planning to publish a book in his mother tongue, isiZulu. The book will be published next year by a publishing house that specializes in publishing in isiZulu. Read (in English) more about this forthcoming publication here.  … Continue reading Fred Khumalo to publish a book of short stories in isiZulu

Here is our book prize long list


Sometimes I ask myself: do I need to put longlists and shortlists on my blog? There are soooo many prizes on the continent. Soo many lists, long and short. Soo many winners. But I will continue for it is a reminder of good books and short stories and poems. A sign of attention for all … Continue reading Here is our book prize long list

Festival voor het Afrikaans


By the end of next week Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, will host the festival of the Afrikaanse language will take place. The Afrikaner language is the third language in South Africa. Among the speakers of this language white folks are a minority. There is strong bond with the Dutch language, that came with the … Continue reading Festival voor het Afrikaans

Siphiwo Malaha delivers his inaugural postdoctoral address


The life and achievements of Can Themba is being celebrated in South Africa. One of the speakers at the symposium was Siphiwo Malaha, a well known author, who gave the first address at the event. In this article you will read more information about this event.

Bessie Head: A Life of Letters


  Bessie Head was one of the earlier writers coming from then African continent and getting a wide readership. Her writing not only reached the pages of her books, but also found its way into many letters she wrote. In this article you will find more about her life in correspondence.