Reading Democracy – Zoo City

Reading is more of a dictatorship than a democracy – the author hands over the country of the imagination to the reader who becomes Supreme …

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Moxyland – An Activist’s Perspective

I had a very interesting conversation with an activist, Sean CG at Nostalgia For Infinity who reviewed Moxyland as a snapshot of 2008, a very …

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The Spark: Switch

 Jassy Mackenzie normally writes critically-acclaimed crime novels, but she recently made the switch, as it were, to erotica. In this week’s The Spark (the guest blog …

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Joburg Recommended Reading

(Photograph by Mikhael Subotzky) I recently gave a talk about Johannesburg at Recylart in Brussels, a very cool cultural programme that takes place in train stations, …

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Best Suspense Thriller: RT Book Awards

Lovely news of the day: The Shining Girls won Best Suspense Thriller in the RT Book Awards, which comprehensively nail down the best books they’ve …

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The Spark: Unimportance

  Thando Mgqolozana writes fearlessly about topics that would burn other writer’s fingers, from botched circumcision rituals in his scathingly brilliant A Man Who Is …

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5 Countries: 8 Cities: 3 Weeks

I’m on an epic Euro tour at the moment, kinda like the new Muppets movie, only with less frog.(Although I’ve been doing so many interviews, …

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Moxy Poster

I love getting fan-art, it’s so awesome to see your ideas re-imagined through someone else’s head and talent (especially when it’s a talent I don’t …

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The Spark: Dark Whispers

            Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist who deals mainly with victims of crime and trauma, but she’s also worked …

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Slipnet Interview

Wamuwi Mbao interviewed me for literary website, Slipnet, talking about cranky authors, issue fatigue, using Twitter an an all-access pass to interesting people, inspiring SA literature, …

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