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.
"He set down a fresh cup of coffee, and a mango, leaving me on my balcony trying to focus my gaze beyond Table Mountain." David Reiersgord satirizes a certain kind of visitor to the Cape.
For those who benefited from reading his impressive oeuvre, André Brink’s passing also marks the passing of an era in South African literary culture.
Wamuwi Mbao's report on the most recent The Edge of Wrong describes it as "anti-curated, insisting upon slippage and the unusual as ways of access".
In the debate about how to symbolise and remember the figures of the past, some, in their vocal support for including de Klerk, seem unable to remember just how contradictory his various actions were.
Leon de Kock on Athol Fugard, age eighty-one, and his work.
In the last of our Africa and Its Many Urbanisms series, Annerié Fritz, looking for beauty, refuses to see the town's aesthetic in terms of its history.
Khanyisile Mbongwa reports on the recent Word Is spoken word event at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town.
In the first of a series of three blogs focusing on African urbanisms, final-year SU student Morne Bosman reflects on his experience of a night walk through Stellenbosch.
Chantelle Gray van Heerden meditates on the philosophical complexity of Nthikeng Mohlele's latest novel, Rusty Bell.
In this week's Nihil Moralia, Louis Roux plumbs the murky shallows of the Men's Rights Activism community.
Have you built up your precious metal reserves in advance of The End of the World as We Know It? Louis Roux reflects on the meaning of this custom in his latest blog.
Imraan Coovadia's fifth novel, Tales of the Metric System, confirms his status as a leading South African writer, showing that he can traverse topographies of class, race and gender in a way few other local writers can, writes Leon de Kock.
Chantelle Gray van Heerden interviews Barry Bateman and Mandy Wiener.