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Author Archive | Justine

Q & A with Nancy Richards – Host of SAfm Literature

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SAfm LITERATURE – closing chapter Q1. You present a literary delight on SAfm every Sunday. How do you continuously up your game in terms of exposing South Africans to the textured literary landscape? A – Yup, you’re right, it has been a delight to present a line-up of literati on SAfm each Sunday. When I […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Books on My Radar

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I love this time of year. I love the plane trees just beginning to turn gold, with the promise of autumn ahead. I love getting a scruffy garden into the last of summer shape. I love my vegetable garden with plants straining to produce their fruit before the sun holds no warmth and they are […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Colour Me Yellow by Thuli Nhlapo

Colour Me Yellow

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 Colour Me Yellow Thuli Nhlapo Kwela Books, September 2017 Online Price: R246     Reading Colour Me Yellow, I felt like an adult watching helplessly over a child’s unfolding plight. A relentlessly heart-breaking story of rejection – first by Thuli’s own mother, then by society, because she is different – this […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Reading at Leisure

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It’s now so long ago it hardly happened: the Christmas summer holiday break. Never has any country so embraced dropping everything and just being. I suspect, though, that many of us, exhausted by the year, find difficulty ‘just being’. One of the avenues of discussion I find difficult to understand is doing nothing. My idea […]

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Q & A with Abidjan Lit Collective

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Q: Tell us about #AbidjanLit – what’s it all about? Abidjan Lit is a movement of passionate readers based in Côte d’Ivoire but from diverse horizons. As we love to say, identities are complex and diverse. By saying Abidjan Lit, we are playing on words. Our Anglophone counterparts will say the T part and imagining […]

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Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Ghana Must Go Taiye Selasi Penguin Books, January 2014 Online Price: R189   He stares at the glittering, arrested by beauty, and knows what he knew all those winters ago: that when faced with a thing that is fragile in a world that is ugly and crushing and cruel the correct […]

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Jenny’s Reads: End of the Year Highlights

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Wherever you look there are books. Marvellous books on groaning shelves. And the pity of this end of year literary orgy is that you can’t buy everything. What an extraordinary year of fact and fiction there has been. Until three months ago, it seemed that it would be a year of stellar fiction. I still […]

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