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Lindiwe Mabuza, 1938—2021, RIP

‘Poetry is part of the Struggle. You use the armed Struggle; you use political methods … You recite a poem….

The Johannesburg Review of Books Vol. 5, Issue 6 (December 2021, the Fiction Issue)

Abdulrazak Gurnah • Kiprop Kimutai • Barbara Boswell • Patrick Flanery • Glenn Diaz • Zanta Nkumane • Keletso Mopai • Simon van Schalkwyk • Nick Mulgrew •…



Two poems by Nick Mulgrew

The JRB presents new poetry by Nick Mulgrew. ~~~ Siam, in some other place Still the cane waves on the hills like an…

[Photo Editor] A Portrait of Mukoma Wa Ngugi by Victor Dlamini

Victor Dlamini is The JRB’s Photo Editor. We feature his work on our Instagram channel. See this ten-year retrospective of his portraits. View this…

Beware the ides of Dezemba, a playlist compiled by Tymon Smith

The JRB presents tunes and accompanying editorial from our EAP member Tymon Smith. It’s the end of the year as we count it…

[The JRB Daily] Johann de Lange turns down South African Literary Award

Poet Johann de Lange has turned down his 2021 South African Literary Award, calling the prizes ‘meaningless and worthless’ (‘betekenis…