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'.
"We must condemn these attacks, certainly. But we must also condemn the attitudes and beliefs which inform them and make them possible." - Angelo Fick
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.
"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.