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[The JRB Daily] 2017 9mobile Prize for Literature longlist announced

The longlist for the 2017 9mobile Prize for Literature (formerly the Etisalat Prize for Literature) has been announced. South African…

The Visiting Hours: A dispatch from Harare by Tonderai Munyevu

The author visited Harare, Zimbabwe shortly after the military intervention that led to President Robert Mugabe’s resignation on 21 November,…

[Fiction issue] ‘Return of the Afringers’, an allegory by Bongani Madondo

The JRB presents ‘Return of the Afringers’, an allegory by Contributing Editor Bongani Madondo. ~~~ A country’s soul is captured…

Two new poems by Fiona Zerbst

The Johannesburg Review of Books presents previously unpublished poetry by Fiona Zerbst.   Homestead She imagines her future in this…

New poetry by Jim Pascual Agustin: ‘Fire, the King Who is Called’

The Johannesburg Review of Books presents previously unpublished poetry by Jim Pascual Agustin.   Fire, the King Who is Called…

New poetry by Simon van Schalkwyk: ‘Hay-on-Wye’

The Johannesburg Review of Books presents previously unpublished poetry by Simon van Schalkwyk.   Hay-on-Wye I. We drive there on…

[Fiction issue] ‘Four Blocks Away’, a short story by Niq Mhlongo

The JRB presents City Editor Niq Mhlongo‘s short story, ‘Four Blocks Away’. The story is excerpted from Mhlongo’s most recent book,…

Theatre and family trees: A new short story by Moroccan writer Driss Ksikes

Driss Ksikes gives us a vivid intergenerational short story in ‘Fuckin’ Family’ (‘Putain la famille’). For a long time, family…