Literary Fire

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...

50 Books UJ’s Professor Tshilidzi Marwala recommends for leaders

We cannot underestimate how critical strong leadership is in all aspects of our lives. In ‘Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read’,...

“Tawedes” to an origin language as South Africa gets its first...

Some people may consider KhoiKhoi a forgotten language - but in reality, it’s used across South Africa every day. Words like dagga...

Our 10 Favourite Books By Muslim Women

Representation matters, especially in a world where ‘Muslim woman’ is a highly politicised identity. Muslim women are painted as submissive and oppressed,...

Coconut Kelz On Achieving The Right (White) Standard Of Beauty

BOOK EXTRACT When she was last spotted on the crossroads of Swart and Gevaar Roads, Coconut Kelz was drinking...

If you love baking Faaiza Omar’s My Sweet Life is for...

In My Sweet Life, self-taught baker Faaiza Omar had put together a collection of recipes ranging from cakes, cheesecakes, brioches to more...

The Origins Of The South African Students Organisation

BOOK EXTRACT During 2015 and 2016 student protests swept across South Africa campuses. In her new book...

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...

The Book Stokvel: Growing Support For African Literature

It is often said that the reading culture in South Africa is very poor. Young and old people are just not reading...

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...

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...

What South Africa’s Love For Cattle Means For Climate Change

With a foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa, this engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together...

Tracing The History Of Domestic Workers Through Literature

Domestic work in South Africa is work that is fraught with racial and class tension. It lies at a unique intersection of...

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...

Hlumelo Biko: “ I Have Reimagined The Africa I Want To...

BOOK EXTRACT Slavery, colonialism, imperialism, and apartheid have fundamentally unbalanced the values and self-concept of Africans. There must be...

7 poems commemorating the Women of the anti-apartheid struggle

On August 9 1956, thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings. They were marching against the apartheid pass laws. Led by...

Deon Maas Reflects On Berlin, Identity And Belonging

Deon Maas packed up his whole life and moved to Berlin with his wife and four dogs to seek new adventures. There,...

The Hate U Give And Its Star(r) Are Giving Us All...

We've been waiting for the film adaptation of the bestselling book, Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give since the trailer dropped earlier this year....

#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...

EXTRACT: Black Girl’s Guide to Corporate South Africa by Lindelwa Skenjana

In this timely memoir-/­guide, young corporate professional Lindelwa Skenjana shares insights from her own experience and those of other black women at...
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