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Accounting for us

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.

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Not our long walk to freedom

Wamuwi Mbao unpacks the shortcomings of Justin Chadwick’s recent film adaptation of Mandela’s autobiography.

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Redemption too easy for ‘The Blacks of Cape Town’?

Does the South African desire for a redemptive narrative elide the complexities of our stories? Reviewer Megan Jones identifies several key questions raised by CA Davids’s ‘The Blacks of Cape Town’.

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