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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 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...

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...

Jwara! Induna’s Daughter: An extract

Born into privilege, Joyce Piliso­Seroke questioned her environment. She grew up in a gated compound for the mining elite at Crown Mines...

Chatting Korean beauty standards and K-pop with Frances Cha

“I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face…” muses a character in Frances Cha’s debut...

Binwe Adebayo on writing about Black Love

Binwe Adebayo, writer, founder and managing director of baby mogul has contributed to a new collection of essays. Notes on Love is...

Extract from Andy Kawa’s book about getting justice for women

Kwanele, Enough! My Battle with the South African Police Service to get Justice for Women is businessperson Andy Kawa’s story. In 2010,...

Tolu Agbelusi on performing at the online Poetry Africa festival

We spoke to Nigerian born, London based poet, educator and lawyer Tolu Agbelusi who will be gracing the virtual stage at the...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

Mermaid meat in Cape Town – Q&A with magical realism author...

In one sentence what is this book about?  Afro-Surrealism about smokkeling mermaid tails, whilst navigating mental illness and...

“The Fall” is a fantasy novel set in the middle of...

Jen Thorpe’s novel The Fall marries fantasy with reality in a fast-paced mashup. We chatted to Thorpe about her inspiration for the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Five Things From Our Interview With Jamaican Author Nicole Dennis-Benn

“What do we lose when we choose ourselves, especially as women?” asks Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn. The Daily Vox spoke with Dennis-Benn...
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