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The Johannesburg Review of Books Vol. 4, Issue 8 (October 2020)

Makena Onjerika, Wamuwi Mbao, Christa Kuljian, Shayera Dark, Sanya Osha, Sihle Ntuli, Zoë Wicomb, Sibongile Fisher, Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Nicky Falkof,…



Ben Williams and Achmat Dangor

Remembering Achmat Dangor

Achmat Dangor, one of The JRB’s founding Patrons, died in September. Ben Williams remembers him. It is a year of…

New poetry by Sihle Ntuli, from Rumblin’

The Johannesburg Review of Books presents new poetry by Sihle Ntuli, from his chapbook, Rumblin’, published by uHlanga Press. ~~~…

[Photo Editor] A portrait of Chika Unigwe 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 work. Visit www.victordlamini.com.

George Bizos, 1927—2020, RIP

George Bizos, esteemed human rights lawyer who fought tirelessly against the apartheid system, has died. Bizos was born on 15…

Myesha Jenkins, 1948—2020, RIP

The pioneering poet and activist Myesha Jenkins died in Johannesburg on Saturday, 5 September, 2020. Jenkins moved to South Africa…

Achmat Dangor photographed by Victor Dlamini

Achmat Dangor, 1948—2020, RIP

The poet, novelist and activist—and founding patron of The JRB—Achmat Dangor, died in Johannesburg earlier today. One of the founding…