What’s going on in Portland USA today, and elsewhere in the ‘States – the teargas, pepper spray, rubber bullets shot at protesters by armed men in riot gear – is … Read More
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