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‘We are a people with a painful history, littered with many periods of difficulties and sorrow. And yet, at every turn, we mobilised one another and fought, only to emerge stronger at the other end. There is no reason why we cannot defeat corruption, and thereby strengthen our ability to tackle poverty, inequality, poor education, landlessness and crime.’ – Mosibudi Mangena in TRIUMPHS AND HEARTACHES ...

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How one college student got motivated, challenged the status quo, and started a movement. ...

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“Struggling womaniser. Leader of the People’s Army Against Typo Nazi. Never eats black Jelly Babies.” – from Khaya Dlanga’s Twitter bio ...

More about: To Quote Myself

A farmhouse is being reproduced a dozen times, with slight variations, throughout a valley. Three small graves have been dug in the front garden, the middle one lying empty. A woman in a wheelchair sorts through boxes while her husband clambers around the old demolished buildings, wondering where the animals have gone. A young woman – called ‘the barren one’ behind her back – dreams of love, while an ageing headmaster contemplates the end of his life. At the entrance to the long dirt driveway, a car appears and pauses – pointed towards the house like a silver bullet, ticking with heat. ...

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This book will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. The illustrated tie-in book to the health documentary THAT SUGAR FILM, an explosive expose of the dangers of hidden sugar in our food ...

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From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. ...

More about: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

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    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Hausfrau—Let’s Discuss   That Anna. So—really—what’s her deal? Her thoughts loop on a script of immutable passivity, but is that her whole story? From the onset we know she is a flawed protagonist, a damaged character, a woman who is “nothing but a series of poor choices executed poorly.” Taking into account Anna’s personal history, […]

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    Jill Alexander Essbaum talks about HAUSFRAU

    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Dear Reader:   Imagine this: You’re thirty-eight years old. You’re married.  Mother to three small children. And you live an expatriate’s life just outside Zürich, a city that’s consistently ranked among the world’s most livable. Your husband— himself Swiss by birth— is a banker. Your days are comfortable, well-appointed. You don’t need to work outside […]

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    Craig Higginson WEB


    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

    CRAIG HIGGINSON is an internationally acclaimed writer and theatre director. His latest novel is The Dream House, and earlier novels include Last Summer (2010, Picador Africa, M-Net Literary Award finalist) and The Landscape Painter (2011, Picador Africa, winner of the UJ Prize for South African Literature in English, M-Net Literary Award finalist).

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    Competition Terms and Conditions

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

    COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them. 1. To enter a competition you must be: (a) South African resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of […]

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