The Johannesburg Review of Books Vol. 3, Issue 1 (January 2019, The Conversation Issue)

Emmanuel Iduma • Lidudumalingani • Zoë Wicomb • Chigozie Obioma • Mbali Sikakana • Amatesiro Dore • Chike Frankie Edozien • Efemia Chela • Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu • Jennifer Malec • PR Anderson • Rustum Kozain • George Monbiot • Ben Williams • Keletso Mopai • Victor Dlamini • TL Huchu


JohannesburgWelcome to the first issue of Volume 3 of The Johannesburg Review of Books.

Here to help you start 2019 with a cogitative bang, we’re proud to present our second annual January Conversation Issue.

It’s the beginning of a new year, after all: we’re still breathing from our diaphragms, the rat race has not yet become all-consuming. It’s an opportune time to feel out the shape of 2019’s burgeoning zeitgeist. To that end, we’ve gathered together a series of galvanising interviews and essays by a literary think-tank’s-worth of writers, to help you flesh out your to-read list, inspire you to open that blank document and start typing, and give you a feel for whether it is yet necessary to stock up on tinned food and begin work on that underground bunker (breathe in, breathe out).

End-times jokes aside …

Here’s the complete breakdown of Vol. 3, Issue 1, the Conversation Issue, which you will also find on our issue archive page:

The Conversation Issue




Short fiction

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The JRB Daily

Header image: Jennifer Malec


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