While waiting for my car’s tyres to be changed and wheels balanced in Maitland recently, I was approached politely by a young man who wanted to ask something of me. … Read More
By Lindani Donyeli It was while a schoolboy in KwaNobuhle on the edge of Uitenhage that Ayanda Billie discovered writing as a means to express himself, and has recorded the … Read More
If books are to be judged on their first sentence, Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods wins all the prizes. This new world weighs a yatto-gram.
Such a strange book, The Distance by Ivan Vladislavic. It’s about Muhammad Ali, told from the view of a boy growing up around Pretoria in the 1970s. A boy who … Read More
Boko Haram. Remember them. That they kidnapped and enslaved 276 school girls around this time of year – April 14 – six years ago. 112 are still missing. Those who … Read More