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Tag Archives | Poetry

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2014

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Since its first year in 2007, the Franschhoek Literary Festival has grown in size and stature into one of South Africa’s most popular celebrations or writers, writing, and reading.       Up to 120 local and international authors will gather at this year’s festival, joined by hundreds of visitors. As the festival has grown in popularity, early booking for accommodation is recommended, and would‐be attendees are advised to reserve their tickets soon after the programme is released.     The festival offers a range of […]

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013

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The 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place 17 – 19 May and this year has it all! Fiction, non-fiction, political debates, poetry, lifestyle books, writing workshops – you name it, they’ve got it covered for book lovers of all ages. On the fiction side, the sessions range from Precious Ramotswe to a Nazi general; False […]

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Author Profile: Arja Salafranca

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History . Arja Salafranca was born in Spain to a Spanish father and a South African mother. Salafranca has lived in South Africa since the age of five. In 1993 she earned a degree in African Literature and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her fiction and poetry has been published in a number […]

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Give a Book in the Name of Love: Valentines at Exclusive Books

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As every wooing lover, dedicated spouse and love-struck individual with a secret crush knows, February 14th is Valentine’s Day. This year at Exclusive Books we’ll be celebrating love and books from 7th February until 14th February with a wide selection of love-inspired novels, sublime erotica titles and gift ideas on offer that would make the […]

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The Exclus1ve Books Range of Journals has Arrived!

Look out for our range of premium journals this festive season. They’re the perfect “exclusive” gift! One. It’s a beginning. And a beginning, much like a blank page (or a whole book of them) can be a very scary thing. We get it. Your One Journal is your safe place for new beginnings. It doesn’t […]

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Adrienne Rich passes away at 82

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I studied Adrienne Rich as part of my second year literature course at Rhodes, her work part of the contemporary American poetry module. Her poetry, beautifully described by The New York Times as “distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity”, was met with resistance by many students, male and female. She […]

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2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

To follow up on our posts here and here about the National Book Awards, the winners have been announced! The official website of the National Book Foundation states that the 5 winners were chosen from a wide selection: In 2011, there were 1,223 books submitted for the National Book Awards. The number of books by […]

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