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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...

Beukes has a head for hoarding

laureninner tbLauren Beukes is raising the profile of South Africa in circles not reached by the everyday. The science fiction writer has won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award as well as the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Zoo City.

Kumba in SA's biggest BEE deal

Beukes has a head for hoarding

Lauren Beukes is raising the profile of South Africa in circles not reached by the everyday. The science fiction writer from Cape Town has won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award as well as the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Zoo City. Her latest novel, The Shining Girls, is also a bestseller.

South African literature on stage

A colloquium on South African literature, "Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On", is planned for Britain's University of York. The diversity of voices in the country and how they have reflected on the complex changes and continuities in writing and literary studies over the past 20 years will be under discussion.

Cape Town gets a literary nod

The list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize will be announced in the Mother City next March, in another feather in the cap for the city on the mountain. It will be the first time the list is announced in Africa.

Zim author publishes chiShona sci-fi

Zimbabwean literature has taken a step forward with the publication of author Masimba Musodza’s book MunaHacha Maive Nei?, the first science fiction novel in the chiShona language.
Local author gets top sco-fi award

Festive gifts with a lasting impact

A South African public service organisation has come up with a novel festive season gift concept that will have a lasting effect on the country’s less fortunate children and animals.
Social development in South Africa

Germs produce novel HIV drug

South African researchers have genetically engineered a strain of bacteria to produce large and affordable quantities of a novel and highly effective treatment for HIV.

Author, 16, is SA’s youngest

Andy Petersen was only 14 when he first sat down to write his debut novel, Daniel Fox and the Jester’s Legacy. Now, two years later, the book has not only made him South Africa’s youngest published author, it is also up for a major literary prize.

SA waitress a Whitbread nominee

SA waitress a Whitbread nominee

A South African working as a waitress in London is on the shortlist for the prestigious Whitbread Award for her first novel. Rachel Zadok (33) joins fellow nominees Salman Rushdie and Nick Hornby with Gem Squash Tokoloshe, the story of a girl growing up on a remote farm in the height of the apartheid era.

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