All posts tagged south africa

The death of Summer

FICTION: The death of Summer

A holiday proves hard to forget in this new short story by Jana van Niekerk.

Strange Pilgrimages by Achmat Dangor

Sobering tales of refuge

LARA BUXBAUM finds a celebration of the ordinary in Strange Pilgrimages, a collection of short stories by Achmat Dangor.

Jonathan Jansen

In the classroom

SARAH LAURENCE chats to university rector and education expert Professor Jonathan Jansen about his book, written with Molly Blank — How to Fix South Africa’s Schools.

Ragged Glory

Rainbow nation rogues and heroes

ALEXANDER MATTHEWS reviews Ragged Glory, a vivid account of South Africa’s democracy by veteran journalist Ray Hartley.

Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele

A history of shadows

JOSHUA MASEROW is impressed by Small Things, an abundantly strange and beguiling tale of failure by Nthikeng Mohlele.

After Freedom

Young and free in history’s shadow

JOSHUA MASEROW reviews After Freedom, an accessible and incisive diagnosis of post-apartheid South Africa by sociologists Katherine Newman and Ariane De Lannoy.

Melissa Siebert

EXTRACT: Garden of Dreams by Melissa Siebert

An extract from Melissa Siebert’s debut novel.

How to Fix South Africa's Schools

Learn from this

SARAH LAURENCE reviews How to Fix South Africa’s Schools, Jonathan Jansen and Molly Blank’s manual for better education.