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[The JRB Daily] South African Literary Awards shortlists announced

The 2017 South African Literary Awards shortlists have been announced, with nominees including Mohale Mashigo, Kopano Matlwa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Etienne van…

New poetry by Ingrid de Kok: ‘Closed for Reasons of Joy’

The Jonannesburg Review of Books is proud to present previously unpublished poetry by Ingrid de Kok. Closed for Reasons of…

‘The youth cannot be fooled’: Alain Mabanckou believes a Sub-Saharan African Spring is imminent

Since August, Congolese-French author Alain Mabanckou has been posting enigmatic pictures and tweeting with the hashtag #RevolutionBassinDuCongo (samples below). Known…