‘Intersectionality seems so blindingly obvious a notion’


In this interview the writer Zoë Wicomb talks with the editor of her ‘Race, Nation, Translation’, published in 2018. They delve into meaning of postcolonialism, intersectionality, postmodernism and feminism and the relation between these concepts.  Advertisements

Justin Cartwright, Lauded South African Expatriate Novelist, Dies at 75


Justin Cartwright passed away in London. London as the capital of the United Kingdom. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He wrote travelling in his mind from  South Africa to the United Kingdom and back again. In this obituary you will read more about Justin and his books. 

Fred Khumalo to publish a book of short stories in isiZulu


The South Africa writer Fred Khumalo is looking forward to a new road in his writing career. He is planning to publish a book in his mother tongue, isiZulu. The book will be published next year by a publishing house that specializes in publishing in isiZulu. Read (in English) more about this forthcoming publication here.  … Continue reading Fred Khumalo to publish a book of short stories in isiZulu

Here is our book prize long list


Sometimes I ask myself: do I need to put longlists and shortlists on my blog? There are soooo many prizes on the continent. Soo many lists, long and short. Soo many winners. But I will continue for it is a reminder of good books and short stories and poems. A sign of attention for all … Continue reading Here is our book prize long list

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