Literary Fire

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...

#LGBQTILife: The Pocket Queerpedia is an educational resource for understanding queerness

The Pocket Queerpedia is a resource for activists, educators and the queer community developed by The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. The...

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...

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,...

“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...

“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...

19-Year-Old Gaelan Wort Just Published His First Dystopian Epic

At the age of 19, film student Gaelan Wort has crafted a dystopian epic and plans for it to be part of...

Former Daily Vox Journo Lizeka Maduna Writes Her First Book

“Reading is what inspired me to write a book, especially books written by black women for black women,” says Lizeka Maduna, speaking...

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...

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’,...

“A Home on Vorster Street” is capturing history

An excuse not to return to practising law and a desire to capture her family’s history. That’s the reason why Razina Theba...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

EXTRACT: Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues:

Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues is the story of Robert McBride and his comrades: the substation sabotage spree, rescuing a compatriot from...

AKF Youth Club calls for the opening of Lehae Library

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) has embarked on a campaign to fast-track the opening of the community library. It's led by the...

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 ANC’s Last Decade: Book Extract

For nearly three decades, the ANC has held South Africa’s politics in an iron grip. Even as its reputation was dented by...

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...
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