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John Crace’s New Digested Read: Great Expectations

Brideshead Revisited

Who doesn’t love John Crace? The creator of the “digested read” was in Cape Town recently for the Open Book festival; here’s his latest rumination, this time over a Dickens classic: It was Christmas Eve and I was alone in the nettled churchyard visiting the graves of my parents and their five infant children when […]

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Simphiwe Dana’s Kulture Noir

Simphiwe Dana’s Kulture Noir is one of the handful of albums I just couldn’t wait to be released this year. Simphiwe’s debut album Zandisile was hailed an instant classic, and the follow up One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street garnered further accolades. She is a four-times SAMA winner and a nominee in the Metro FM awards and the BBC Radio […]

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Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces

Midwinter Graces is the first seasonal album of classic carols and original songs from Tori Amos. For thousands of years, human beings have celebrated the return of the sun at this time at the solstice. Admittedly, the largest numbers of these celebrations occurred in the northern hemisphere, and have continued in the form of Christmas and […]

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