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[The JRB Daily] 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner announced

Sri Lankan author Kanya D’Almeida has won the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize—the world’s most global literature prize. D’Almeida won…



The Johannesburg Review of Books Vol. 5, Issue 3 (June 2021)

Wamuwi Mbao, Efemia Chela, Robert Jones Jr, Athambile Masola, Lidudumalingani, Simon van Schalkwyk, Damon Galgut, Mark Gevisser, Adekeye Adebajo, Myesha…

A Tale of Two Continents—Adekeye Adebajo unpacks Dickens in Africa

For reasons technical, historical and—above all—thematic, Dickens is writ large in African literature, writes Adekeye Adebajo. As we approach the…

[Photo Editor] A portrait of Bhekizizwe Peterson (1961—2021) 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…

A Midwinter’s Musical Tale, compiled by Tymon Smith

The JRB presents tunes and accompanying editorial from our EAP member Tymon Smith. Natalie Portman and I are exactly the same age, born…