What kind of novel is this book by the late South African writer André Brink? Is it a historical novel? Is it a psychological novel? Is it a thriller? Is it a political statement? Is it ….? This beautiful novel can be read in many ways. You can peel off layer after layer. You may … Continue reading review AN INSTANT IN THE WIND
Later this month the famous literary festival at Franschhoek (South Africa ) will take place. Should there be a special reason for bookish people to go to this festival? It already has gained a name of a festival where things do happen. In this article you will find 6 reasons to get ready to go … Continue reading 6 reasons you don’t want to miss the Franschhoek Literary Festival
At times the series By The Book crosses the Kenyan border and moves to another country. This time the direction is south, very south. By the book asks some questions and the South African writer Perfect Hlongwane suppllies the answer on his favourite books, the books that have influenced him and other book related questions. … Continue reading By the book: Perfect Hlongwane
It is an uphill struggle to bring African leaders to justice. Many escape the continent, others stay put, others rob the national treasury, others put pressure on the media to keep silent. What happened in Chad is special. The former dictator Hissène Habré was brought to court for his years in absolute power. The journalist Celeste … Continue reading Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and Beyond
Zukiswa Wanner has roots: Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Kenya. She fortified and strengthened her roots while travelling with her partner and son. This journey across borders and in time resulted in a book. Read more about this book here.
It is a good tradition to have a Friction Friday. This time the attention is drawn to the South African writer Sally Partridge. She is on the way of publishing her fifth novel. Here you will find an excerpt of this novel titled ‘Mine’.