Literary Fire

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...

Sam Beckbessinger’s book is ‘The Best Money Advice You Never Got’

The book, Manage Your Money like a F*cking Grownup: The Best Money Advice You Never Got is a clear and engaging basic...

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,...

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...

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...

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’,...

Why Dr T’s New UN Position Brings Together Her Life’s Passion

I first spoke to Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng last year. She had just launched her book Dr T’s Guide to Sexual And Reproductive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Zulaikha Patel wants to inspire young women with her first book

Zulaikha Patel was just 13-years-old when images of her protesting against her school’s racist hair policies became news. That protest inspired a...

It’s REALLY Not About The Burqa

COLUMN/REVIEW It’s Not About The Burqa - a collection of writings - edited by Mariam Khan tells beautiful...

‘The Enforcers’ Digs Deep Into Cape Town’s Criminal Underworld

Here is the Cape Town underworld laid bare, explored through the characters who control the “protection” industry – the bouncers and security...

EXTRACT: But He Speaks So Well by Ivan Johnson

Journey with Ivan Johnson in this memoir of an identity crisis as the high­spirited boy from a close-­knit family on the Cape...

10 Books Celebrating The Complexity Of Women

Novelist Kamila Shamsie challenged the books industry to publish no new titles by men for a year in 2018. Shamsie called for...

Out of Quatro: An Extract

Out of Quatro: From exile to exoneration is Luthando Dyasop’s story. The book is a story not only about Dyasop’s extraordinary life,...

The Daily Vox recommends: Our best picks of women writers in...

This year might not have been the greatest for book releases with COVID-19 meaning the cancellation of many book events. Added to...

COMPETITION ALERT

NB Publishers has published an exciting new book (and start of a new series) by author Bontle Senne and illustrator Mogau Kekena....

Mbali Sebokedi is using book covers to create makeup looks

What do you get when you combine books and make-up? Well, books as lewks of course - using book covers as inspiration...
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