Science fiction, fantasy and magic realism from across the continent are diverse and we take a look at some works you need to read.
In the final instalment of our series of conversations on heritage, award-winning novelist Panashe Chigumadzi talks about her relationship to African print, hearing the history of her people through stories and using books to locate self.
Among our top picks to get to you through the season is an important memoir, architecture contemplations and a Ghana-inspired cookbook, plus much more.
Nick Mulgrew’s cheeky and poignant debut poetry collection is filled with humour, anecdotes and truisms that reflect experiences of an almost-born-free Durbanite of British decent.
For the past two years, Zahira Asmal has spearheaded an in-depth exploration of movement in three South African cities.
Jason Larkin’s ‘Waiting’ is a photography book which features a collection of images of people seeking shelter from the fiery Johannesburg sun.
From the simple and striking to the bizarre, bold and outlandish – these are The Wows of 2014 presented in a mash-up of visuals and sounds for you to enjoy.
‘Bill of Rights’ is a book of photographs by David Southwood, presenting both the failures and the transformative power of the South African Bill of Rights.
Books open up new worlds that inspire, educate and entertain us. Reading also builds better brains, especially in the first years of life. Too many children grow up unable to read and write well – skills we ourselves use every day, but still take for granted. 83% of children […]
The award-winning South African novelist Lauren Beukes twists genre by merging reality with fantasy to tell dark and enthralling tales.
Wake Up, This Is Joburg is a new series of ten books written by Tanya Zack and photographed by Mark Lewis to celebrate the raw beauty of the city of gold.
A recognised WDC 2014 project, the book ‘100 GOOD IDEAS’ celebrates some of the most creative and innovative ideas to come out of SA in the past 20 years.
An awe-inspiring book of narrative illustrations created by Inus Pretorius to accompany W.E.G Louw’s poem, ‘Adam’.
Bookly is a fully-equipped e-reader app by Native VML that was initially launched on Mxit in May last year (2013). This week it launched a second phase becoming not only a platform for reading, but also for sharing writing.
Prufrock is the new literary magazine started by Helen Sullivan and James King. Frustrated by the lack of a local New Yorker-esque equivalent, they set about creating their own.