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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Obituary: Nadine Gordimer

My first introduction to Comrade Nadine was through her writing during my student activist days in the mid-1970s and later when I was serving five years on Robben Island as a political prisoner from 1979 to 1984. Her writing struck me so powerfully as it spoke of the lived experiences of people like me fighting

Friday, February 4th, 2011

’50 Pounds and a Chicken’

NEWSWEEK ’s Christopher Dickey chats with the octogenarian author and activist who refused to go home when protests in Cairo turned violent .

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Re: Gentrified Fiction

Novelist (and New School professor) Siddhartha Deb in an interview with Jeffrey Errington for The Quarterly Conversation:

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

On the Stories We Tell About Africa

‘… The problem isn’t really the stories that are being told or which stories are being told. The problem really is the terms of humanity that we’re willing to bring to complicate every story.’ A recent comment...

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

So, just who is JM Coetzee?

The Gulf newspaper, The National, has a profile on “the South African giant of contemporary literature” JM Coetzee in which, unsurprisingly, other people does all the talking.  It also rehashes all the familiar controversies of the last...