Review DOGSTAR RISING


This is the second book by Parker Bilal (pen name of Jamal Mahjoub) in his series about the private detective Makama. This man escaped from his native Sudan, worked as a policeman and now is a private detective in Cairo, where is considered an outsider. He lives on his own on a houseboat. His wife … Continue reading Review DOGSTAR RISING

Is South African literature perceived as insular?


South Africa is a hotbed of literature, with many writers (two of them received the Nobel Prize for Literature), literary festivals, publishing houses and many readers and critics. But how is the connection with the other countries on the continent? How is the connection with the other continents? Is South Africa going its own way … Continue reading Is South African literature perceived as insular?

This is how we lost him


How many readers still remember the name of K. Sello Duiker? This South African writer took his life in 2005. Before that fateful act he wrote two novels. He was seen as a great talent. In 20906 a book emerged written by him, an unfinished work. In this article Bongani Madondo and Rofhiwa Maneta talk … Continue reading This is how we lost him