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"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

~ Dr. Suess

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

~ Anton Chekhov

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

~ Douglas Adams

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Jenny’s Reads: Reading Lists and Fine Local Literature


Barack Obama does them frequently. Bill Clinton occasionally does as well. And to my great delight Michael Jordaan (former highly innovative head of FNB and now involved in launching an online bank, wine and so much more) decided to announce his winter holiday one. Yes: we’re talking about reading lists, usually coinciding with a longish […]

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Programme Highlights: 2016 Lowveld Book Festival, 5 – 7 August, White River, Mpumalanga

Lowveld Book Festival

The first annual Lowveld Book Festival will take place from 5 to 7 August in White River, Mpumalanga. A balanced programme is promised, with the inclusion of poetry, folklore, workshops, storytelling and story-time for youngsters, panel discussions, historical Lowveld literature, interviews with authors, YA literature, performing art, a book fair and book valuations. We’ve picked […]

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Denis Hirson Shortlisted for The Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 for The Dancing and Death on Lemon Street

Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street

Just released from Jacana: South African Writer Denis Hirson’s first novel The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012.  The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street is set in the 1960s in South Africa. It is a beautifully crafted, musical story, which is as much about seeing how people […]

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