We speak to the co-ordinator of Kimberley’s first ever book fair about banned books, cherished writers, and the need for more literary festivals in Africa.
Two young girls sit at home after school to talk boys, looks and love letters in this short story by Pravasan Pillay.
“The sparkle in your eye when you labour tirelessly to create something beautiful – that is love.”
From the childhood home and the bustling city, to the club and the online realm, Desire Marea reflects on the notion of safe spaces for black, queer bodies.
Soso is writing his thesis in Madrid. Mandla is training under a renowned pianist in Stockholm. A trip to London is where they meet and fall in love.
“Remember when you started doing the things you thought you couldn’t? Let’s do more of that.”
Talking sci-fi stereotypes, lush prose, magic and teenage-hood with the artist orbiting Saturn.
An email conversation about writing, performance and being a womxn.
Lidudumalingani’s Caine winning short story ‘Memories We Lost’ is a nuanced take on the difficult subject of mental illness in rural communities.
Actress, author and activist Buhle Ngaba believes that young South Africa is on the cusp of great changes.
Nick Mulgrew isn’t just a man of many words, he’s also actively changing the local literary landscape.
With a keen eye for creative culture across the continent and an unrivaled penchant for words, Tseliso Monaheng is a writer you should be reading.
Mongiwekhaya is a bright new voice in South African theatre. We spoke with him about his penchant for words and the challenges faced by young writers.