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Rehana Rossouw, Nick Paige, UNESCO World City and English language

Rehana Rossouw talks about her latest book titled “New Times”; Liesl Jobson reviews “Unpresidented” by Nick Paige; the ZP Dala (freelance writer & Psychologist) talks about the role she played in having Durban named the 1st African City to become a UNESCO World City of Literature; the lastly in our Big 11 feature, we learn more about the English language with Associate Professor and Head of the Department: English @ Wits, Christopher Thurman.

Griffin Shea, Don Makatile, SANLAM Awards and isiNdebele language

Griffin Shea of Bridge Books and Fortiscue Helepi of African Flavour Books talk about the “Zuma Book Craze”; Don Makatile reviews “Grace by Maruping Phepheng in our Writers Read feature; Then Nancy congratulates winners of this year’s SANLAM Awards for Best SA Youth Literature, then finally, we lean more about isiNdebele language in our Big 11 feature.

Anna Tietze, Wendy Sibabela, Monica Seebert and Mogwatike Jerome Mogashoa

Anna Tietze- cultural and art historian talks about her book “A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery”, Wendy Sibabela reviews “Second Chance” by Robert Kiyosaki; Monica Seebert(Founder of ANFASA) talks on the Copyright Clinic she offered at the SAA Book Fair, then lastly, our new Big 11 feature focuses on Sepedi language with Mogwatike Jerome Mogashoa of Vivlia Publishing.

Safm Literature live from the 2017 South African Book Fair:

Deon Meyer presents his latest heavyweight titled “Fever”, Zakes Mda reviews and recommends 2 local reads for us, Mukoma wa Ngugi refers to a session he was part of earlier on at the fair on “Why we write as we do” then lastly, ‘The Big 11’ feature catches Sindiwe Magona talks about isiXhosa language.

Sara-Jayne King, Phemelo Motalane and Niki Daly,

Sara-Jayne King talks about her emotional memoir “Killing Karoline-What happens when the baby they buried comes back?”; Phemelo Motalane reviews “The Power” by Margaret Atwood; Niki Daly talks about his passion for writing children’s literature and his latest book “Here Comes Thoko” then finally, we say congratulations to Nadia Davids who is the new president of Pen Africa.

Margaret Arendse, Angela Makholwa, Neilwe Mashigo and David Magner

Margaret Arendse & Kim Pillay Constant talk about their writing experience on “Surviving Lavender Hill”. Well-known author, Angela Makholwa reviews ReHana Roussouw’s “What Will people Say” on our Writers Read Feature. Neilwe Mashigo of Jacana Media talks about their latest Pocket Book in the Year of OR Tambo by Hugh McMillan, then lastly, David Magner shares what to expect at this year’s Poetry in McGregor festival.

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