Awards Nonfiction South Africa

Alan Paton Award for nonfiction 2018 longlist announced

The Alan Paton Award for nonfiction 2018 longlist, part of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 has been announced. Alan Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist whose most famous work includes the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope. In 1989, the Sunday Times newspaper in his country of […]

Fiction New Books South Africa

Kwela Books reveals Nozizwe Cynthia Jele new book cover

Kwela Books have revealed the cover for Nozizwe Cynthia Jele’s new book The Ones with Purpose. This would be her second book after Happiness Is A Four Letter Word her debut offering. Kwela Books is a South African publisher specialising in African writing, both fiction and non-fiction. While they like claiming to be a “small […]

Book Reviews Crime Fiction Fiction Kenya

A review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Killing Sahara (Black Star Nairobi)

Book: Killing Sahara (Black Star Nairobi) Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2013 Number of pages: 229 Genre: Crime fiction We have met Ishmael Fofona the African American detective in African literature before. He was introduced to us by Mukoma Wa Ngugi when he wrote his first major book Nairobi Heat […]