Internationally renowned South African author Karel Schoeman (77) died on Monday night in the Noorderbloem old age home in Bloemfontein, where he lived for the past ten years, reports News24.
Now, Serote urges the ministers of higher education and of basic education to prescribe more South African literature – literature representative of the voices of the South African people – in South African schools.
“We are a country with generation
The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017.
The Bookseller reports that Little, Brown has acquired the new novel from Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma.
The Rutanang Book Fair has announced a move online, and has also announced this year’s line up!
Struggle poet and novelist Professor Mongane Wally Serote will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” sold 50,000 copies in three months and more than 5 million in the decades since. The dense tome has been translated into at least 27 languages. A reviewer for the New Yorker likened
As you’ve probably heard, dystopian literature is having something of a resurgence with old favorites by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley flying off shelves and into op-ed pages. Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale” is among them. And with a m
The 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist of six books has been revealed.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 228 new National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders.
The shortlists for the Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced, with Nick Wood, Tade Thompson, A Igoni Barrett, …
The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced.
Imbolo Mbue has won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.
South African author Diane Awerbuck has been shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist includes 21 from stories, chosen …
The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced.
The longlist for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced.
The 2017 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize longlist has been announced.
The harrowing story of how the work of a dissident writer made it out of North Korea.
13 books from 11 different languages have been longlisted for the Man Booker international prize. The Guardian reports that books from Europe dominate the longlist, alongside two Israeli novels, and one apiece from China and Argentina.
Miranda Sherry, whose latest book Bone Meal for the Roses is out now, was a guest on Morning Live. From YouTube: It’s …