The Johannesburg Review of Books
The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pays touching tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina: ‘A great and rare and genuine talent’
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie paid homage to Binyavanga Wainaina yesterday evening, in a touching message read out at an event at Wits University in Johannesburg.
‘What is the acceptable amount of blood for good literature?’ Arundhati Roy’s new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness reviewed
In the latest issue of the newly launched Johannesburg Review of Books, Panashe Chigumadzi reviews Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
Bongani Madondo’s Giant Steps presents jazz digger and biographer Robin DG Kelley and a panel on ‘Surrealism/Thelonious Monk and the psychic (spiritual) debt to Black Genius’.
In his Sunday Times Literary Awards keynote speech, Zakes Mda spoke about how fiction exposes the truth behind the facts.
Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich were announced as the winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards last night.
Bestselling Israeli writer David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘ambitious high-wire act of a novel’, A Horse Walks Into a Bar.
The JRB brings you an exclusive excerpt from a work in progress by Deejay Manaleng, which tells the story of how she became a top South African para-athlete.
In the latest issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books, Bongani Madondo reads a new book on the life and times of the Bassline, and throws his bones.
A new African literary journal has launched in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Review of Books (JRB) launched on 1 May and will publish reviews, essays, poetry, photographs and short stories from South Africa, Africa, and further abroad. Like the Lond
Bongani Madondo on the strange musicality of Koleka Putuma’s debut poetry collection.
We are delighted to present the first issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books—comprising almost twenty reviews, essays, articles, stories, poems, photographs and other items.