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Firepool | Current Affairs & Issues

Hedley Twidle

Firepool is a chronicle of South Africa in the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are questioned in all kinds of ways. From the complex legacy of artists like JM Coetzee to the #FeesMustFall protests, and the uncertainty of our nuclear future, Hedley Twidle treats serious subjects with a sense of playfulness and imagination. Deeply personal, and spanning culture, and ideas, Twidle gets under the...

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Fatima Meer | Biography

At just 17, Fatima Meer threw herself into resisting racism, her first public act of defiance in a long and pioneering political life. Despite assassination...

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The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies

Ken Barris

A collection of new and critically acclaimed stories by award-winning South African author Ken Barris. Here, Barris’s work combines everyday events with the...

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Colour Me Yellow | Biography

‘I hated being pregnant with you. I used to cry the whole day. I hated carrying you in my stomach.’  Thuli Nhlapo grew up constantly hearing these words from...

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Latest News

03 November 2015
R.I.P Johan van Wyk

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02 November 2015
Nathan Trantraal wins Ingrid Jonker Prize

Nathan Trantraal, with his debut Chokers en survivors (Kwela), was recently announced the winner of the Ingrid Jonker Prize 2015.

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Author Focus

Niq Mhlongo

Niq Mhlongo was born in 1973 in Soweto. He has a BA from the University of the Witwatersrand, with majors in African Literature and Political Studies. His first...

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