The Johannesburg Review of Books

Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual by Amatesiro Dore

As part of The Johannesburg Review of Books January Conversation Issue, read Amatesiro Dore’s Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual:

Jacob Dlamini reviews The List in The Johannesburg Review of Books

The List, the debut novel by former anti-apartheid activist and uMkhonto weSizwe member Barry Gilder, is a meditation about betrayal, faith, loss and trust, writes Jacob Dlamini.

‘They do not smile or welcome us but they let us in’: Sisonke Msimang recalls returning home to South Africa

The Johannesburg Review of Books has shared an excerpt from Sisonke Msimang’s new book Always Another Country.

2017 Man Booker Prize longlist 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.

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich win Sunday Times Literary Awards

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich were announced as the winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards last night.

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize for A Horse Walks Into a Bar

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.

‘I want my legs back’: A personal history of catastrophe by para-athlete Palesa ‘Deejay’ Manaleng

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.

Bongani Madondo remembers Jozi’s Bassline in the latest issue of The JRB

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.

The JRB featured in Marie Claire

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

Portrait of the poet as a young genius: Bongani Madondo reviews Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia

Bongani Madondo on the strange musicality of Koleka Putuma’s debut poetry collection.

Issue 1 of The Johannesburg Review of Books is out

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.

The Johannesburg Review of Books launched in South Africa

The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017.