Literary Fire

“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...

6 South African cookbooks to add to your kitchen

South Africa is a country with many diverse cuisines. There is something to satisfy all cravings from sweet to savoury to fusion...

EXTRACT: Deep Collusion by Athol Williams

On November 7, writer and poet Athol Williams announced that he was leaving South Africa, fearing for his safety. In his newly...

“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...

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...

Terry-Ann Adams is writing about Eldorado Park

Terry-Ann Adams is the author of the soon-to-be released book, Those Who Live in Cages. The book, set in Eldorado Park, is...

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...

Let Michiko Kakutani advise you what books to read and reread

It seems like a slightly strange concept - read a book that will advise what other books to read. But that’s the...

Harris Dousemetzis On Telling The TRUE Story Of “The Man Who...

“The Man Who Killed Apartheid” is a book aiming to contribute to “a post-colonial intellectual history of South Africa.” It is book...

POEM: Let Us Not Forget

When we confront the creeping, crippling feeling- our momentum we may be losing,despite...

Book Review: District Six – memories, thoughts and images

The book, District Six: memories, thoughts and images, compiled and edited by Martin Greshoff, is a compilation of autobiographical stories and poetry...

How Korean boyband BTS created a social movement

There’s an adage among the ARMY, the fans of Korean group, BTS,  “You only find BTS when you need them.” It’s something...

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...

“You” Author Caroline Kepnes Talks Stalking, Book Snobs And Writing

The chilling series ‘You’ took Netflix by a storm when it was released in September 2018. It followed a charming bookstore manager whose crush on an aspiring writer turned real sinister real quick.

Manyano Women: from colonisation to post-apartheid feminisms

“I have been surrounded by the Manyano all my life. From my earliest memories of childhood, I always knew that being a...

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...

“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...

Author Hafsah Faizal: “Representation Is Not A Fad”

New author Hafsah Faizal joins an illustrious list of authors writing representative fantasy books. Think Sabaa Tahir. Tomi Adeyemi. Renee Ahdieh. Her...

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEW The Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...

Shubnum Khan takes readers on a wondrous journey in her new...

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” is a quote by poet, Mary...
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