5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author

2018-06-20 06:42

Be an avid reader to become a great writer.

City Press chats to Zakes Mda

2017-03-26 06:02

This week, Charl Blignaut sat down for lunch with celebrated novelist Zakes Mda – this time to talk about paintings and films instead of books.

Zakes Mda for kids

2015-05-31 15:00

Much-loved and ever-prolific author Zakes Mda tells Charl Blignaut his next book will be for children


The Whale Caller's flawed genius

2017-10-15 00:00

Though it had all the makings of a great film, Zola Maseko’s The Whale Caller – which releases at Ster-Kinekor this week – just doesn’t deliver. Charl Blignaut reviewed it during its run at the Durban International Film Festival.

Time of the Writer turns 20

2017-03-12 06:16

Time of the Writer, one of the country’s more progressive book festivals – playing out in townships, schools, tertiary institutions and in town – is having a big birthday. We preview next week’s events and chat to two of the featured star writers, write Phelokazi Mbude and Charl Blignaut.

Book review: Rachel’s Blue by Zakes Mda

2014-10-20 11:33

The pressure of a small town community helps build tense twists and turns into the latest novel from acclaimed South African author Zakes Mda.

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