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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…..

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'50 Pounds and a Chicken'

NEWSWEEK [magazine]’s Christopher Dickey chats with [Nawal El-Saadawi]the octogenarian author and activist who refused to go home when protests in Cairo turned violent [when Mubarak’s thugs attacked protesters].

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Re: Gentrified Fiction

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

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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…..

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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…..