Pumla Dineo Gqola

Programme announced for Open Book Festival! (26-27 Mar)

After an absence of two years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Open Book Festival returns with an exciting two-day, in-person event!

A PDF in your inbox: South African writers talk free books and the value of life-sustaining royalties

To mark World Book and Copyright Day (Thursday 23 April 2020), the South African Book Fair announced an online discussion on free books and the value of copyright in providing writers with life-sustaining royalties.

Footnotes, April 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

12 myths about rape – read an excerpt from Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola

Why has South Africa been labelled the ‘world’s rape capital’? What don’t we as South Africans understand about rape?

Abantu Book Festival organisers announce new additions to this year’s programme – including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

Abantu Book Festival organisers have announced some additional international guests of this year’s event, namely Odafe Atogun, Lola Shoneyin and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. …

The programme for the 2018 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival!

Open Book Festival announces first group of authors confirmed for Cape Town

The first group of authors has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival! This year’s Open Book will take place from …

Feminism Is: A collection of fresh, contemporary feminist writing from South Africans

Do you call yourself a feminist? What does this mean in your daily life?

Full Abantu Book Festival programme revealed – get your tickets now!

The full programme for the Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!

2017 Abantu Book Festival line-up revealed!

The line-up for the second annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced!

Read an excerpt from Pumla Dineo Gqola’s new book Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist

During a panel with four feminist writers, moderator Mohale Mashigo, Yewande Omotoso and Nnedi Okorafor, at the 2016 Open Book Festival in Cape Town, Kabura Nganga asked “how do you/we cultivate feminist joy?”

‘It’s my most personal book’: Pumla Dineo Gqola chats to Eusebius McKaiser about Reflecting Rogue

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Pumla Dineo Gqola on 702 about her new book, Reflecting Rogue.

Feminism and lobola – can it work? Pumla Dineo Gqola tells her story at the launch of Reflecting Rogue

Pumla Dineo Gqola launched her new book Reflecting Rogue at Love Books in Melville last night.

Don’t miss the launch of Reflecting Rogue, the brilliant collection of essays by Pumla Dineo Gqola

MF Books Joburg, Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reflecting Rogue by Pumla Dineo Gqola!

Reflecting Rogue – the hotly anticipated new book from Pumla Dineo Gqola

Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola.