Fiction, Poetry & Literary Criticism

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Zoo City

Zoo City is the intoxicating second novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Moxyland. Set in a wildly re-imagined Johannesburg, it swirls...

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Zebra Crossings

Here are egte South African stories that flirt with legend and history, go to bed with world literature, and produce a golem elephant, a talking...

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Writing Madness

Introducing the perspective of 'writing madness' into African literature means seeing that literature from a different angle, through the lenses of...

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Worlds in One Country

Worlds in One Country is a compact, inclusive history of writing in South Africa from the nineteenth century to 1994 that crosses boundaries of...

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Work in Progress and Other Stories

Now in its 10th year, the Caine Price presents another unmissable opportunity to tune in to what is going on in African fiction.

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White Scars

A new book by South African author Denis Hirson, White Scars focuses on four books which Hirson himself read obsessively in different phases of his...

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White Paper, White Ink

The ultimate page-turner. Imagine a crash course in South African history presented as a page turning, Shawshank Redemption-like, jail house-rock...

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What Will People Say?

“... may well be seen as one of the most interesting and unexpected pieces of fiction published in this country in recent years” – Imraan Coovadia

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We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out The Way

I remember shaving off my beard in the bathroom on the eve of the camp, with Mahalia Jackson singing rousing spirituals from the living room....

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The true and epic story of a boy’s survival in the face of impossible odds.

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'Dear God, I am 39 years old. My dandruff seems to be getting worse each year. When I grow up I want to go to Machu Picchu. Or the moon. Or anywhere...

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In 12 hours, your life could change forever, as Zizi discovers. On the night preceding his Student Representative Council presidential manifesto, and...

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Based in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, Unbridled chronicles the story of a young woman, Ngozi, who suffers various aspects of abuse from her family.

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To See the Mountain and Other Stories

The shortlisted stories for the 2011 Caine Prize - often referred to as the 'African Booker Prize' - offer five memorable snapshots of life on the...

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Timbuktu, Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Timbuktu contains the winning and short listed stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Bringing together writers from...

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Till We Can Keep an Animal

Till We Can Keep an Animal is about a middle-aged woman who is attacked, raped and murdered in her home by armed robbers. The novel is written from...

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Things without a Name

Things Without a Name is a curious love story set in the chaotic universe of rape and domestic violence. Faith is a legal counselor at a women’s...

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The Zombie and the Moon

From the imagination of Peter Merrington, author of Zebra Crossings: Tales from the Shaman’s Record, comes an eclectic tale, woven with folklore,...

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The Unsaid

Newshound J.R. Deo has spent his life pursuing tragedy to the darkest corners of the globe, reporting on places like the Killing Fields and the...

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