Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win


The announcement has been named. The participants were looking forward to it. Names have been given to show who won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English.  The author Nthikeng Mohlele has won the main prize for the novel titled Pleasure. There was another prize for the best debut. This prize … Continue reading Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win

exploring how reality informs


Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe (1749 – 1832) has left a lasting legacy. He was a German scientist, philosopher, writer, poet, statesman and I probably have left out a few things. Part of his legacy (without him knowing it) is the Goethe Institut with branches at many capitals around the world. The South African Goethe Institut … Continue reading exploring how reality informs

nthikeng mohlele chats about the process of translating


There is an old saying that states that translation is a betrayal. How in the world is it possible to translate from one language to another language? Is it possible to catch what the writer tries to portray in his won language in another language? And how much is lost on the way?  When you … Continue reading nthikeng mohlele chats about the process of translating