Black Panther’s Shuri is getting her own comic PLUS more diverse comics you should read

2018-07-18 00:00

The sister of Wakanda’s superhero is finally getting her own story, but her comic book is not the only one you should be reading.

Ramaphosa, SARS and possible future coalitions: 3 books that'll bring you up to speed about SA's future

2018-07-10 18:30

These three books will bring you up to speed about South African politics and where we might be headed.

The rewriting of Kwaito

2018-07-09 09:07

The Born to Kwaito book launch met the quorum for the attendance of politicians, but no kwaito stars graced it with their presence.

Raped, forced to marry, but now 'in love'

2018-07-08 11:52

The history behind a ‘match made in heaven’ is revealed in a book that focuses on ukuthwala, which often involves girls in their early teens.

Gay, black and normal

2018-07-01 06:26

You Have to be Gay to Know God by Siya KhumaloKwela Books.

The Hate U Give is the #BlackLivesMatter movie you need + other books about injustice and inequality

2018-06-25 15:51

Stories about race, identity and political activism matter more than ever.

New study shows listening to audio books might be more stimulating than watching Game of Thrones

2018-06-25 10:38

Might we soon be trading in our Netflix subscription?

BOOK REVIEW: Wilbur Smith's memoir reads like one of his novels

2018-06-18 13:52

Young novelists will find some interesting advice scattered throughout the book on his writing methods and how he has coped with producing such a large amount of high quality work.

These new books teach Zulu using comics

2018-06-17 00:00

Following the success of his educational book Siyafunda, illustrator Siya Masuku continues to do great things to help children (and adults) learn isiZulu. Rhodé Marshall talks to him about his new comic books for kids.

Win a copy of the bestseller - Children of Blood and Bone

2018-06-12 11:59

The Nigerian inspired fantasy novel has been making waves on an international scale. Here’s why you should read it (and enter to win a copy of the book).


Where is she now? We catch up with Tafelberg Nonfiction Award inaugural winner Maria Phalime

2018-07-15 06:01

Entries for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award are now open. Avantika Seeth caught up with the inaugural winner, Maria Phalime, who penned the true story Postmortem: the Doctor Who Walker Away.

From Tales for Adventurous Girls to The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela: 12 new books for you and the kids

2018-07-10 15:57

We know the school holidays are just about over, but we've got a round-up of books you, and the kids, are going to want to read.

WATCH: Young Iraqi volunteers work to save valuable books from Mosul's bombed out library

2018-07-08 14:09

The library at the University of Mosul, one of Iraq's oldest collections of books and manuscripts, was destroyed by bombing. Young male and female volunteers are working to save books from the rubble.

Here's how to effortlessly add Zulu to the languages you already speak

2018-07-04 14:57

Meet Melusi Tshabalala, the author who aims to unite us by teaching us isiZulu, one Facebook post at a time.

Gangs of Cape Town revisited

2018-07-01 06:26

The City Press-Tafelberg Nonfiction Award 2018 is open for entries. Avantika Seeth chats to 2016 winner Don Pinnock.

Handmaid’s Tale author slaps actress and other author cameos in TV and movies

2018-06-25 11:40

Writers who showed their tacit approval of their film or tv interpretations by actually appearing in them.

‘Easy, lucrative and low risk’ – why SA’s cash-in transit crime rates are so high

2018-06-19 12:44

The statistics of South Africa's cash-in-transit crime problem is nothing short of alarming.

What it looks like when equality starts feeling like “oppression” for some white authors

2018-06-18 10:44

Why diversity should never be treated as a trend.

When is the fat princess going to get her happily ever after?

2018-06-15 13:31

We need to turn folklore narratives upside down because there is huge power in subverting fairy tales.

Book review: Everless by Sara Holland

2018-06-12 10:25

What would you do if you had the power to manipulate time?

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