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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…

Three poems by Fiona Zerbst from In Praise of Hotel Rooms

The Johannesburg Review of Books presents poetry by Fiona Zerbst, from her new collection In Praise of Hotel Rooms. Read…

[Photo Editor] A portrait of Tsitsi Dangarembga 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.