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Extract: “Femicide In South Africa”

Femicide In South Africa is the latest book by author and journalist Nechama Brodie. The book looks at the story of femicide...

#BlackLivesMatter: 10 Books By POC/Black Writers On Race

The wave of anger in reaction to the murder of George Floyd that sparked a new wave of #BlackLivesMatter protests in the...

The Terrorist Album Marked People For Death

Jacob Dlamini was due to fly down to South Africa from New Jersey for promotions for his new book, The Terrorist Album....

Poem: The Offending Document

The Only Magic We Know is the latest poetry collection from Modjaji Books. It is a “celebration of Modajaji Books as an...

Former Daily Vox Journo Lizeka Maduna Writes Her First Book

“Reading is what inspired me to write a book, especially books written by black women for black women,” says Lizeka Maduna, speaking...

The Critical Stans 2.0 Launches

The Daily Vox launches its weekly podcast The Critical Stans 2.0! During the 2018 World Cup The Critical Stans...

The Unfamous Five Goes To Lenasia

The Unfamous Five by Nedine Moonsamy opens with the five protagonists witnessing a violent crime. This act bounds the friends together and...

Book Fayre: How Meeting Authors Inspires Children To Read

Literacy levels in South Africa have long been a cause for concern. Many children in South Africa cannot read with understanding in...

Poem: The Night Visitor

Poem by PRYZ da poet He came in the middle of the night and whispered in the ears of...

Moe Shaik’s Memoir Is The ANC Spy Bible

In his new book and memoir, Moe Shaik, former head of the South African Secret Service takes the reader through the days...

Girlpower, Magic, And West-African Culture – All Reasons To Read The...

Do yourself a favour and get stuck into Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s The Legacy of Orïsha series.  The trilogy...

Why We’re Reading YA Well Into Our Adult Years

If you’re a regular The Daily Vox reader, you’ve probably noticed how often we laud YA or Young Adult fiction.  

Tariro Ndoro’s Poems Speak About Unbelonging

Tariro Ndoro’s debut poetry collection tackles issues of identity and xenophobia. She turned her creative writing master's degree thesis into a book. The...

The Fightback And Maharani

Political journalist Qaanitah Hunter’s latest book Balance of Power: Ramaphosa and the future of South Africa shares fresh insights into Jacob Zuma’s...

EXTRACT: Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues:

Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues is the story of Robert McBride and his comrades: the substation sabotage spree, rescuing a compatriot from...

10 Books To Read For Non-Fiction November

During the month of November, National Non-Fiction November month is celebrated in the United Kingdom. It’s an annual celebration of all things...

Why Whistleblower Edward Snowden Revealed Secret U.S. Information

“Uh, my name is Ed Snowden. I’m, ah, twenty-nine years old.” Hello, world.” With those words, Edward Snowden revealed himself to...

Pavlo Phitidis New Book Is A Must Read For Business People

Any listener of the business program on Radio 702 and Cape Talk will have heard of Pavlo Phitidis. Described as an "entrepreneurial...

“The Deathless Girls” Tells The Story Of Dracula’s Brides

Throughout history, women’s stories had been untold and mistold. Women’s contributions have been left out completely or they have been misrepresented. This...

7 African Writers To Add To Your Reading List

It’s always a good time to read, especially if it’s a great book by authors from the African continent. Whether they are...
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