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Read an extract from Nigel Penn's new historical volume, Murders Miscreants and Mutineers.

Angelo Fick discusses the contradictions of the recent 13th Annual Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture.

If you've been following the vigorous decolonization debates, you'll have seen the provocative essay by Achille Mbembe that prompted this response from Thando Njovane.

Where has South African poetry been, and where is it going? Wamuwi Mbao reviews 'In The Heat of Shadows', a collection that aims to take stock.

Chris Dunton reviews Chantal Zabus' 'Out In Africa' and finds it an important and necessary work on same-sex sexualities in Africa.

Isabeau Steytler reviews Rebecca Davis' essay collection, Best White and Other Anxious Delusions.

Chantelle Gray Van Heerden interviews Chimurenga editor Stacy Hardy about her critically acclaimed collection, 'Because The Night', and her other preoccupations.

Wamuwi Mbao reviews Aryan Kaganof's latest documentary, the incendiary 'Decolonising Wits'.

Angelo Fick encourages us to see through the Winter of our discontent to the possibility of a better Spring.

Acclaimed South African writer Ishtiyaq Shukri was recently detained and then deported from London's Heathrow Airport. Shukri and his publisher, Jacana, have issued a statement.

Wamuwi Mbao examines the deeper questions behind the controversial Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015 panel where Thando Mgqolozana, Eusebius McKaiser and Marianne Thamm discussed whether anger is underrated.

Leon De Kock attended the preview of Athol Fugard’s new play 'Revolver Creek'. In an exclusive SLiP blog, De Kock puzzles through the many meanings in the term 'postapartheid'.

Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews Tendai Huchu's novel The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician and finds the author a breath of fresh air on the literary scene.

Chantelle Gray Van Heerden reviews Mandla Langa's Mandla Langa's nuanced and compelling novel, The Texture of Shadows, and finds it a read that demands a response from its reader.



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