pontas novels hitting bookshops in the uk and the us


Sometimes it seems that writers that have published in an African country are landlocked and are not able to burst out of the local bubble. In this article you will find several names of writers who will be published in the United Kingdom and in the Unites States of America. For these writers this is … Continue reading pontas novels hitting bookshops in the uk and the us

12 key moments from 2015: the biggest books news of the year


South Africa’s Bookslive has selected 12 key moments out of all the many literary moments in the world of literary moments of the literary Africanity.

south africans dominate etisalat


A writer is a communicator. So it is apt that a telecommunications firm, Etisalat, will have a literary prize. The firm has just announced the longlist for the longlist for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Nine books are on the longlist. Six are form South Africa and just two from Nigeria. Find out here who … Continue reading south africans dominate etisalat

zp dala on being attacked


Earlier this year the South African writer Z. P. Dala was attacked after she spoke at a literary meeting. She had expressed admiration for the work of Salman Rushdie. Some people did not like that. The attack was not the end, but a start of harassments, threats, challenges and rumours. Now Z.P. Dala speaks out … Continue reading zp dala on being attacked