Literary Fire

Joanne Joseph’s Children of Sugarcane is an intimate look at indenture

In Children of Sugarcane, writer and media personality Joanne Joseph, weaves a deeply political and personal tale of indenture. Joseph introduces readers...

8 Summer Books To Chase Away The Winter Blues

Winter time in South Africa is when the days are cold and the nights are long. This time of the year can...

“It’s our country, it’s our libraries”: Abantu Book Festival asserts its...

The drive to Abantu Book Festival was a long one. It took 45 minutes and a R275 Taxify ride to get there. But the...

Is There A Way Forward For Palestine?

Ramzy Baroud is a well-known Palestinian writer, journalist, and columnist. He visited South Africa in September to promote his book The Last...

Extract Alert: Adulting 101: How to survive the real world by...

Adulting 101 will help you navigate the tricky terrain of adulthood. Jen Thorpe guides you through everything you need to know (including...

Ming-Cheau Lin Makes Sense Of A Confused Identity In ‘Yellow And...

Yellow And Confused is the latest release from cookbook author, blogger and storyteller Ming-Cheau Lin. It is a deeply personal and in-depth...

What It Takes To Write About Mental Disorders At 10 Years...

AS TOLD TO eThekwini Municipality held its third Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair, the flagship Literary and...

“We’ve Built 41 Libraries In 4 Years”

AS TOLD TO A thirty-three year old man from Mpendle in KwaZulu-Natal is using his passion for literature to...

Extract: How I Took Back My Power

Respected political analyst and academic Nompumelelo Runji seemed the picture of a successful black professional woman. Yet, like many, she privately battled...

#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...

Funda Sonke Wants Young People Involved In The Reading Revolution

Nal’ibali is an organisation which wants to get South Africa reading, by organising the annual South African version of World Read Aloud...

Miss SA finds her magic in new book

Shudu finds her Magic is Miss South Africa 2021, Shudufhadzo Musida’s story. It is also a story for any young person struggling...

“The Lie of 1652” debunks colonial and apartheid land myths

The Lie of 1652 by Patric Tariq Mellet joins a growing list of books retelling the history of South Africa, focusing on...

Thabang Motsohi: Why The ANC Fails

“The African National Congress (ANC) is going to be divided, it’s going to split. The split is inevitable when you have ideological...

Nine Hours is a roller-coaster of a book

Lukhanyo Sikwebu’s debut novel is a fast-paced read from start to finish. Imagine your favourite superhero/spy/vigilante stepped out of a movie and...

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 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....

Dr. T’s Sexual Health And Pleasure Guide Is Deeply Political And...

“I still can’t believe that it’s only been a week since we launched,” says Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng affectionately known by most as...

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....

How We Could Have Stopped Climate Change, But Did Not.

In Nathaniel Rich’s Losing Earth he accounts for the past failures of politicians and others to stop climate change. Looking back at...
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