Advocate Thuli Madonsela Set To Publish an Autobiography with Pan Macmillan South Africa!

  The South African literature industry reached different milestones last year, and this year promises to be bigger and better. Besides the many exciting new festivals and fairs that were hosted last year, we also saw the publishing of many game changing books such as ‘Nwelezelanga,’ ‘My Own Liberator,’ ‘Exit,’ ‘Born A Crime,’ amongst many…

Book Review: Pope Chronicles – The Ministry of Deputy Boyfriends

Title                                       : Pope Chronicles: The Ministry of Deputy Boyfriends Author                                  : Mpho Matsitle Publisher                             : www.smashwords.com Number of pages             : 57 (Pdf Version) Year of publication          : 2016 Category                              : Fiction   Never, in my somewhat minuscule and sometimes irrelevant career as a literature blogger, have I ever thought that I would one day…

Book Review – My Own Liberator

Title: My Own Liberator Author: Justice Dikgang Moseneke Publisher: Pan Macmillan Number of pages: 400 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Non-Fiction   My experience with non-fiction has taught me that there are two types of autobiographical writers: those who use an almost emotionally detached third person voice in the narration of their story, and those…

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, Amy Heydenrych and Nick Mulgrew shortlisted for the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships

  2016 Caine Prize winner Lidudumalingani Mqombothi and two other South African writers were recently shortlisted for the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships. The three writers are part of a group of twenty-two people from seven African countries who were chosen from a pool of 500 entries from 37 countries.   Miles Morland, who is the…

#BlackInk – Dr. Marimba Ani

  A lot of people who follow me on social media will attest to how obsessed I am with Dr. Marimba Ani and her most famous book “Yurugu: An Afrikan-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought.” Without feeling any shame about it whatsoever, I will be the first to admit that I have somewhat fallen in-love…