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

Contesting Narratives: an interview with South African writer Masande Ntshanga


In this interview we get a closer look at the South African writer Masande Ntshanga. Het debut as a novelist made an impression on readers and critics alike. In his debut The Reactive he delves into the world of HIV in his native country. The interview was conducted via the means of email. 

The 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize Shortlist


The names have been called. The names of the books and of the writers of this years shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, with a prize money of  R100 000. Five books and five authors. Here you find the list of books (and covers) and authors. 

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

sci-fi, creative writing and


The British Newspaper The Guardian organized a modern questions and answers for the writers who have been put on the shortlist for the 2015 Caine Prize.  People could send their questions, writers answered, even when they found it hard to have an answer. When you follow this link you will get to know a few … Continue reading sci-fi, creative writing and