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.

5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author


Did you ever want to write a great novel? You have tried and tried. You have written and erased. The paper landed in a bonfire. Now you have the chance for a second try. In this article you will 5 tips tow rite a great novel. NB a great South African novel. Do not try … Continue reading 5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author

‘Our poverty comes from racism, and racism locks out talent’


He is active in the world of mining. But on the side he mines words and puts them in a proper order. His name is Clinton Chauke and his book is titled Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’. In this interview you will hear more about this book and what he has mined.

An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent


In this article you will find an excerpt from The broken river tent. This book has been written by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. In this debut novel Ntabeni brings us back to the days of a Xhosa chief in the 19th century. This chief, Maqoma, was spearheading the struggle against the British who were the colonial masters. … Continue reading An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent