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South African literature

South African literature

An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work...
Outspoken women in journalism and media have shaped the history of South Africa

Three female pioneers of South African journalism

Ruth First, Noni Jabavu and Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin are just three examples of groundbreaking female writer-activists who made a difference in apartheid South Africa. These...
African Book Trust

The African Book Trust: Getting South African books into libraries

The African Book Trust’s aim is to have more South African books in libraries across the country, making local writing available to more people....

A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a city like no other

The spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing...
South African literature

Remembering South African writer Peter Abrahams: 1919 – 2017

South African writer Peter Abrahams died on 18 January 2017. An early pioneer in the exploration of race identity in South Africa, he was...

31 books every South African should read

Looking for deeper insight into South Africa? Here are snap reviews of classic South African reads, covering a wide range of books from non-fiction,...

Read to Rise gets kids hooked on books

Rise ThumbWith the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.

South African writer helps artists expand their reach

vuyo---thumbInspired by his artist father, writer Vuyo Mayesa tore himself away from the daily grind to pursue a creative life. Today, he discovers new artists and helps them expand their reach through his NGO, Mayibuye 52 Arts Project.

Cult South African novel to get film adaptation

Cape Town-based author Charlie Human’s critically acclaimed Apocalypse Now Now will be made into a feature film, with the award-winning District 9 and Chappie screenwriter adapting the novel for local production company Be Phat Motel and its international partners.

SA rugby's weighty legacy

Spelling Bee aims to improve literacy

The launch of South Africa' second National Spelling Bee saw learners and adults compete in an informal round of the contest. It combines fun competition, literacy awareness and a love for reading.

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