Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mapping Mark Gevisser

‘Carto-lit’. If you don’t know what it is, read Wamuwi Mbao’s report of the launch of Mark Gevisser’s new book here.

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Die plesiere van die kanon

Lees Bibi Burger se verslag oor die auratiese voorlesings by die Woordfees se Digtersparadys.

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Mense woon hier

Bibi Burger lewer verslag oor die bekendstelling van Johann Rossouw se roman, Verwoerdburg.

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Tongue Fu

What happens when improvised music and poetry meet? InZync and Connect ZA hosted a Tongue Fu Session with Chris Redmond and Arthur Lea from the UK, and here’s the vid.

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The politics of translation and the translation of politics

All talk, no…talk? Bibi Burger interrogates the rhetoric of translation practice currently dominating the literary festival scene.

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The ANC and the ancestors

Find out why author Niq Mhlongo believes Jacob Zuma is the best thing that could have happened to South African politics.

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Digital Humanities: Book of Life

As South Africans begin to apply for yet another generation of identity books, it is an appropriate time to look back to the original Book of Life. Between 1967 and 1983, the Book of Life was an internationally precocious project, […]

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Imagining the future of Africa 2025

If you are currently a student enrolled in an African university and are 21 to 29 years old, speak out on the future of Africa 2025: What does the future hold for the African continent? What are the possible scenarios? […]

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The influence of magic in literature

How might we understand the function of magic and the supernatural in contemporary South African literature? In search of an answer, Annel Pieterse attends a panel at the Stellenbosch Woordfees.

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Zoë Wicomb, unrooted

At the launch of her new book, ‘Ocotber’, Zoë Wicomb talks to Desiree Lewis about notions of home, dislocation, and the fetishising of origins. Amy Stimson reports.

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Speaking in Tongue-Fu

Kate Ellis-Cole makes a pilgrimage to AmaZink and partakes of the word.

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