The South African writer and activist Hugh Lewin has passed away. His life was closely connected with the struggle against apartheid. Her spent years in prison, went into exile into the United Kingdom and later Zimbabwe. In the end he returned to his native South Africa. In this obituary you will find more about his … Continue reading Hugh Lewin obituary
For those of you who still have not made up their mind what to read in 2019, here is a list of books that are recommended by a magazine. The list has a fair amount of books with a strong African link. So pick your choice and enjoy it.
For those of you in Johannesburg there is the opportunity to follow a writers’ course, led and organized by Fiona Melrose. She also will lead a retreat. Read this article for more information.
His life spanned many decades of political upheaval within and outside South Africa. He wrote books, was a journalist, trained journalists and he was active to oppose the forces of apartheid in South Africa. Now Hugh Lewin has passed away. In this article you will read about his life struggling for justice.
He refound his voice when he spent time in a bookshop in farflung USA, at the university of Harvard. Jolyon started writing again after he had written several books in the past, one on fly fishing. He is interviewed by his son-in-law Achille Mbembe, a philosopher from Cameroon.
The South African Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu talkes about her debut novel ‘The theory of flight’ (2018) with Jennifer Malec. She has written her dissertation, but writing a novel is a different way of writing. In this article you will find this interview.