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Woordfees-onderhoud: Hennie Aucamp in gesprek met Margaret Bakkes
Hennie Aucamp - 2011-01-27
Margaret Bakkes word op 7 Maart 2011 by die US Woordfees in ’n profielaanbieding gehuldig. Sy vier vanjaar haar 80ste lewensjaar. Hennie Aucamp het in 2006 by die US Woordfees met haar gesels. Hier volg ’n weergawe van hul gesprek, met ’n aanvulling daarvan in 2011. Aucamp: MER en Elise Muller was in ’n stadium ál literêr betekenisvolle kortverhaalskryfsters in Afrikaans. Nou word die kortverhaaltoneel oorheers deur skryfsters: Henriette Grové, Margaret...

Moky Makura, founder of Nollybooks, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2011-01-11
Nollybooks are here. They’re entertaining, easy-to-read and affordable. So says the press release to publish the new Bookazine™ which has taken the CNA stores by storm. “Published by Nollybooks, the mass market imprint of MME Media SA, the book has been reinvented and at R49,95, now offers so much more for the reader,” says the press release. “Bookazines are all about entertaining the reader in a fun way. It’s the closest thing to having a soap opera in your...

Die pedagogiese eienskappe van goeie onderwysers: Charl Wolhuter lewer kommentaar
Charl Wolhuter - 2010-12-13
Charl Wolhuter reageer op die artikel “’n Waarderende ondersoek na die pedagogiese hoedanighede van Gerhardus P.V. Bosch” in LitNet Akademies se Geesteswetenskappe-afdeling, geskryf deur Jannie Pretorius. Die topboekverkoper The toxic mix: What’s wrong with South African schools and how to fix it van een van die argitekte van die ná-1994-stelsel van uitkomsgebaseerde onderwys, Graeme Bloch (2009) het weereens aangetoon dat Suid-Afrika op die huidige tydstip in...

Die pedagogiese eienskappe van goeie onderwysers: Sarie Berkhout lewer kommentaar
Sarie Berkhout - 2010-12-13
Sarie Berkhout reageer op die artikel “’n Waarderende ondersoek na die pedagogiese hoedanighede van Gerhardus P.V. Bosch” in LitNet Akademies se Geesteswetenskappe-afdeling, geskryf deur Jannie Pretorius. “Gietvorm vir onderwyseropleiding” ondermyn die verbeeldingryke alternatiewe blik wat waarderende ondersoeke vir die onderwys bied. Dit was met opwinding dat ek aandag gegee het aan die versoek om kommentaar op bogenoemde keurig versorgde artikel te lewer. In ’n...

Debutants 2009/10: Sticking to the truth &ndash Imke van Heerden in conversation with Estelle Neethling
Estelle Neethling - 2010-12-02
Title: Of Loss, Hope and Healing: Finding Lost Family of the Displaced Author: Estelle Neethling Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415200841 Order a copy from Kalahari.net. Of Loss, Hope and Healing: Finding Lost Family of the DisplacedMemoir Estelle Neethling South Africa looms before thousands of refugees from across all Africa as the land of milk and honey. They flee conflict and hardship, they leave behind home and loved ones – only to face the...

In a corner of any room with one small idea: Melissa Butler, author of removing, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2010-12-02
Title: removing Author: Melissa Butler Publisher: Modjadji Books ISBN: 9781920397197 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Melissa Butler has been writing poetry and non-academic essays for the past eight years. Her day job, however, is to teach kindergarten in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. “I love spending my days with 5-year-olds,” she explains. “I get to be with them as they take their first steps as readers and writers.” Her...

LitNet Akademies: Gerald Groenewald in gesprek met Jessica Murray oor die vroulike liggaam, gender en geweld in Suid-Afrikaanse slawenarratiewe
Jessica Murray - 2010-11-30
Gerald Groenewald gesels met Jessica Murray oor laasgenoemde se onlangse artikel “‘Dit kom daarop neer dat ek nie vergete was nie’: Die vroulike liggaam, gender en geweld in Suid-Afrikaanse slawenarratiewe” in LitNet Akademies. Jy is opgelei as letterkundige, maar het ook ’n agtergrond in genderstudies. In hierdie artikel maak jy ook nog gebruik van historiese bronne saam met romans. Waarom het jy hierdie artikel geskryf? Hoe pas dit in by jou groter navorsingsprojek(te)? Hierdie...

“A game” – Mike Nicol, author of Payback and Killer Country, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Mike Nicol - 2010-11-24
Killer Country Mike Nicol Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201169 Prys: R144.50 Click here to buy Killer Country from Kalahari.net. Payback Mike Nicol Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415200469 Prys: R144.50 Click here to buy Payback from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Mike Nicol is making a name for himself as a serious crime fiction writer. His first two novels in a trilogy featuring Mace Bishop and Pylon Buso have been well received in South African literary circles. Reading these two novels,...

LitNet Akademies-onderhoud: Dioné Prinsloo gesels met Loraine Maritz oor die rol en ervaring van Afrikanervroue in die Women’s National Coalition
Dioné Prinsloo - 2010-11-24
Dioné Prinsloo gesels met Loraine Maritz na aanleiding van laasgenoemde se onlangse artikel “‘In die vyand se kraal’. Die rol en ervaring van Afrikanervroue in die Women’s National Coalition”. Waar kom jou belangstelling in die ontstaan en werksaamhede van die WNC vandaan? Waarom het jy besluit om dit die onderwerp van jou doktorale studie te maak? My MA-tesis het gehandel oor FR Duminy, ’n Franse seekaptein wat hom in die 1780’s aan die Kaap kom...

Debutants 2009/10: ''My head is on fire'' – Imke van Heerden asks Janita Sakoschek about her autobiography, Ladybird
Janita Sakoschek - 2010-11-23
Title: Ladybird. My House Burnt Down, My Head Is On Fire! Author: Janita Sakoschek Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415201336 Order a copy from Kalahari.net. Ladybird. My House Burnt Down, My Head Is On Fire! | Autobiography Janita Sakoschek “I fart into the cushion without shifting my bottom. I must look like hell but I don’t care. All I care about is my next cigarette.” When quantity surveyor and builder Janita Sakoschek’s house burned...

Umuzi's 100th book: Son-in-Law of the Boere
Karen Jennings - 2010-11-23
Title: Son-in-Law of the Boere Author: Nape ‘a Motana Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201237 Price: R146.36 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Recently Umuzi launched their 100th book, Son-in-Law of the Boere by Nape ‘a Motana. The novel tells the story of KK (short for Kgoroto Mashobohleng), who has left his rural village to take up a teaching post at a formerly whites-only school in Pretoria. It is here that he meets and falls in love with the Afrikaans (and vegetarian) Katryn...

Debutants 2009/10: A quick Q&A with Young Blood author, Sifiso Mzobe
Sifiso Mzobe - 2010-11-23
Title: Young Blood Author: Sifiso Mzobe Publisher: Kwela Books Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9780795702938 Order a copy from Kalahari.net. Young Blood | General Fiction Sifiso Mzobe Sipho is a “young blood”, a young man of the school-going generation caught up in a world of money, booze and greed. He lives in Umlazi, Durban. He is seventeen, has dropped out of school and helps out at his father’s mechanic shop during the day. But odd jobs underneath the bonnets...

Vertaling is stiplees: Nadine Petrick gesels met Francois Smith
Nadine Petrick - 2010-11-17
Nadine Petrick het die vertaler van ’n Vrou gaan dokter toe, Francois Smith, ’n paar vrae gevra oor die vertaalproses, die boek en nuwe projekte in sy vertalings-pyplyn. Hoe benader jy vertalings? Lees jy eers ’n boek deur om ’n gevoel te kry van die verhaal, of begin jy by bladsy een en lees soos jy aangaan? Jy moet eers ’n gevoel vir die toonaard en styl van ’n boek kry voordat jy wegspring, maar vertaling self is ’n soort stiplees. Jy hersien ook voortdurend...

Debutants 2009/10: “I am those women” – three women chat about Cynthia Jele’s Happiness is a Four-Letter Word
Cynthia Jele - 2010-11-16
Title: Happiness is a Four-Letter Word Author: Cynthia Jele Publisher: Kwela Books Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9780795702952Order your copy from Kalahari.net. Happiness is a Four-Letter Word | Fiction Cynthia Jele Nandi, Zaza, Tumi and Princess are four ordinary friends living life in the fast and fabulous lanes of Jo’burg. Suddenly, no number of cocktails can cure the stress that simultaneously unsettles their lives. Nandi’s final wedding arrangements are nearly...

Debutants 2009/10: “Travelling light” – walking backwards with the author of Donkey Crossings, Kim McGowan
Kim McGowan - 2010-11-16
Title: Donkey Crossings Author: Kim McGowan Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415200858 Order Donkey Crossings from Kalahari.net. Donkey Crossings | Fiction Kim McGowan Two agreeable men set off from Kokstad with two donkeys and two dogs. They are chasing visions of reaching Khartoum around the western margins of Africa, but don’t even make it to East London. While one of them optimistically takes the lead, the other brings up the rear, muttering in his...

Strap on your seatbelts: Janet van Eeden chats with Zoo City author Lauren Beukes
Janet van Eeden - 2010-11-10
Title: Zoo City Author: Lauren Beukes Publisher: Jacana Media ISBN: 9781770098183 Price: R123.25 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Strap on your seatbelts, dear reader. You’re in for a wild ride. Entering the netherworld of Zoo City is like stepping into a parallel reality on speed. You recognise the landmarks as they flit by you - the morning sunlight glints off the ubiquitous Ponte building, a scam takes place in well-known hotel. You’re undoubtedly...

Debutants 2009/10: Pamela Oberem on her first novel, The Lazarus Funeral Parlour
Pamela Oberem - 2010-11-10
Title: The Lazarus Funeral Parlour Author: Pamela Oberem Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415200940 Order the book from Kalahari.net. The Lazarus Funeral Parlour | Fiction Pamela Oberem When the caravan of the Mobile Church of the Holistic Christ rolls into a sleepy town on a hot spring day, all hell breaks loose in Pamela Oberem’s novel The Lazarus Funeral Parlour. Dominee Donges, undisputed moral authority of Nylsdorp, faces a direct challenge from the...

Debutants 2009/10: “The secret world of spying” – Trevor R Corbett answers fast-paced questions about his political thriller, An Ordinary Day
Trevor Corbett - 2010-11-09
Title: An Ordinary Day Author: Trevor R Corbett Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415200827 Order An Ordinary Day from Kalahari.net. An Ordinary Day | Fiction Trevor R Corbett “Durant is like a rough-hewn South African James Bond” – Jacqui L’Ange Agent Kevin Durant of the National Intelligence Agency has been keeping close tabs on Ali, a Durban businessman corrupt to his core. Libyan terrorists are buying parts for weapons of mass destruction...

Teksredaksie jongste juweel tussen die skrale oes van taalkundige handleidings
Maggie Marx - 2010-11-04
Teksredaksie Wannie Carstens en Kris van de Poel Uitgewer: Sun Press ISBN: 9781920338299 Prys: R300 Klik hier om ’n kopie te koop by SUN-e-SHOP. “Dit is vir my ’n ontsettende verligting dat die boek klaar is,” sê Wannie Carstens oor sy jongste boek, Teksredaksie. “Hy staan nou op sy eie twee bene. Hoe hy gaan loop, weet ek nie.” Teksredaksie is die jongste juweel tussen die skrale oes van taalkundige handleidings en behandel die vakgebied van teksredaksie...

Debutants 2009/10: “In return for entertainment” – ten minutes with Peter Church
Peter Church - 2010-11-03
Title: Dark Video Author: Peter Church Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2009 ISBN: 9781415200155 Order Dark Video from Kalahari.net. Dark Video | Fiction Peter Church A minibus taxi flipping spectacularly on its head; two teenagers engaged in illicit sex in a shopping-mall rest room; a raunchy table dance in a Cape Town strip club ... What have these scenes got to do with a beautiful young woman running through Newlands Forest early on a Sunday morning? Alistair Morgan is the key....

Debutants 2009/10: Poet Beverly Rycroft on missing
Beverly Rycroft - 2010-11-02
Title: missing Author: Beverly Rycroft Publisher: Modjaji Books Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781920397067 Order missing from Kalahari.net. missing | Poetry Beverly Rycroft This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. Missing covers the archetypal journey from sickness and near-death to transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly – though rich in deftly-crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting,...

Andie Miller talks to Janet van Eeden about her anthology Slow Motion: stories about walking
Andie Miller - 2010-10-29
Title: Slow Motion: stories about walking Author: Andie Miller Publisher: JacanaDate of publication: 2010 ISBN: 97817700987010Click here to order Slow Motion from Kalahari.net! Short review by JvE Andie Miller’s collection of stories all have one thing in common. They are interviews mostly with people who walk rather than drive cars to get where they are going. Not all the subjects are committed walkers, however. One man appreciates how much walking meant to him now that he has lost the...

A conversation in a garden: talking to Clive Lawrance, poet and sculptor
Janet van Eeden - 2010-10-21
Title: Butterflies & Blackjacks Author: Clive Lawrance Publisher: Abound Sitting in the shade of Clive Lawrance’s mango tree, I am almost moved to tears by the raw simplicity of being in, and a part of, his rustic garden. Memories of his Rusty Metal Place in Nieu-Bethesda spring to mind. That garden, which he shared with his then wife, Gillian Rennie, became a tourist attraction. He’d filled it with quirky sculptures made from recovered rusty metal he found in his walks in the...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Karen Zoid oor haar nuwe CD, die Susanna-rolprent en haar geheime wapen
2010-10-12
Jy is oral in die nuus die laaste tyd! ’n Rolprent wat tans draai en ’n splinternuwe CD wat later die maand verskyn. Glo jy ledigheid is die duiwel se oorkussing? Weet nie of ledigheid die duiwel se oorkussing is nie, maar dis definitief boring om niks te doen nie. Dit raak egter ook boring as ’n mens te veel doen. Die film Susanna van Biljon lok goeie kritiek uit verskeie oorde en dit blyk die publiek is gaande daaroor. As jy ’n teaser vir die film moes skryf in jou eie...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Shaida Ali, author of Not a Fairy Tale, in conversation with Naomi Bruwer
Shaida Ali - 2010-10-07
Title: Not a Fairy Tale Author: Shaida Kazi Ali Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201121 Order Not a Fairy Tale from Kalahari.net. Not a Fairytale | Fiction Shaida Kazi Ali Not a Fairytale is a wonderful, unusual book set in an Indian Muslim community. This debut by Shaida Kazie Ali tells the story of two Cape Town sisters, interspersed with fairytales with a modern spin and even a recipe or two ... Salena, the older sister, is light-skinned and demure, an easy one to marry off to a husband...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Nerine Ahlers en Alet Steenkamp oor hul jongste boek, Liefde is ...
Nadine Petrick - 2010-09-23
Liefde is ... Nerine Ahlers en Alet Steenkamp Uitgewer: LAPA ISBN:9780799346961 Prys: R88.95 Klik hier en koop Liefde is ... nou van Kalahari.net! Julle jongste boek, Liefde is ..., wyk af van die reekse wat julle al saam geskryf het. Was julle bloot lus vir ’n nuwe uitdaging, of is die reeksboeke nou eers iets van die verlede? Ons was al lankal lus om iets anders te skryf en het dit baie geniet. Maar ons sesde boek in die SSS-reeks verskyn steeds einde Oktober: Skaduwees, skatte en...

Debutants 2009/10: 5 minutes with Alastair Bruce, author of Wall of Days
Imke van Heerden - 2010-09-22
Title: Wall of Days Author: Alastair Bruce Publisher: Umuzi Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 9781415201374 Order Wall of Days from Kalahari.net. Wall of Days | Fiction Alastair Bruce This novel by Alastair Bruce imagines a world all but drowned, in which a man called Bran has been living on an island for ten years. He was sent there in exile by those whose leader he was, and he tallies on the wall of his cave the days as they pass. Until the day when something happens that kindles...

Andie Miller in conversation with Karabo Kgoleng, presenter of Afternoon Talk and Literature
Andie Miller - 2010-09-22
We’re sitting under the oaks outside the coffee shop, and it’s a beautiful evening. Karabo Kgoleng has come from two hours of Afternoon Talk and is recharging her battery with a bottle of sparkling water. I order a cappuccino. When she arrived in the SAfm Literature studio two years ago she “had very big shoes to fill”, taking over the programme from the erudite Victor Dlamini, she says. This she did with what sounded like remarkable ease, a big personality, and a wealth...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Isabeau Botha oor die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument se 35ste bestaansjaar-vieringe
Nadine Petrick - 2010-09-16
Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument vier vanjaar hulle 35ste bestaansjaar. Wat is van die lekker aktiwiteite wat julle beplan rondom die feesvieringe? Die feesprogram het afgeskop met die vierde jaarlikse Mathews Phosa-lesing met Russel Botman, rektor van Stellenbosch Universiteit, as gasspreker. Op Taaldag, 14 Augustus, kon besoekers terug reis in die tyd na 1875 tydens ’n opedag by die Taalmuseum. Die opedae word herhaal van 23 tot 26 September tydens die Paarl Cultivaria-fees. Vroeër...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Theo Kemp oor sy aanstelling as KKNK-programbestuurder
Nadine Petrick - 2010-09-08
Baie geluk met die nuwe aanstelling! Gaan jy nou Oudtshoorn toe moet verhuis om daar jou werk as KKNK se programbestuurder te doen of gaan jy aanbly in Wellington en beide jobs doen? Baie dankie – ek sien ongelooflik uit na die nuwe uitdaging. Nee, ek gaan aanbly in Wellington en steeds betrokke wees by die Breytenbach Sentrum. Ons het reeds die bestuurstrukture so aangepas om my los te maak van die dag-tot-dag-bestuur. Hier is ’n goeie span mense, soos Olivia Ockhuis en Annalise Schoeman,...

Author of Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot, Richard de Nooy, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Richard de Nooy - 2010-09-07
Title: Six Fang Marks and a Tetanus Shot Author: Richard De Nooy Publisher: Jacana ISBN: 9781770093041 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Richard de Nooy’s first novel, Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot, follows, in a rather erratic and apparently haphazard way, the lives of two brothers, Ysbrand and Remco De Heer. Remco and Ysbrand grow up on the streets of spartheid South Africa. They deal with a reality familiar to many whites who grew up at that...

Rudolf Stehle gesels met Joris Cornelissen oor die Afrikaans-fees in Nederland
Rudolf Stehle - 2010-09-07
Ek ontmoet die Nederlander Joris Cornelissen Maandagoggend 10:00 by die koffiekroeg met die gepaste naam Java. Hy groet my in Afrikaans en ons neem stelling in by ’n tafeltjie. Joris het reeds ’n cappuccino binne voor die rekenaar kafgedraf en hy stel voor dat ons nóg koffie vir ons kry. “Ik hou veel van koffie,” sê hy en glimlag deur sy klein brilletjie. Joris is smaakvol geklee in ’n kraaghemp en ’n bruin trui en hy het ’n vet leertas in sy...

Finding the fun and witty side: Azila Reisenberger – poet, academic and rabbi – in conversation with Janet van Eeden about her new book, Life in Translation
Janet van Eeden - 2010-09-01
Title: Life in Translation Author: Azila Reisenberger Publisher: Modjaji Books ISBN: 9780980272918 Review by Janet van Eeden Azila Reisenberger brings the full force of her life and her reflections on it as a woman, wife, mother, rabbi and academic to her poetry. Life in Translation is a rich anthology, steeped in lived life and as full of wisdom as a bucket full of owls. Reisenberger draws on all areas of her experience to create metaphors which resonate with profundity. She covers the whole...

Janet van Eeden in conversation with Craig Higginson about his novel Last Summer
Craig Higginson - 2010-08-26
Title: Last Summer Author: Craig Higginson Publisher: Picador Africa ISBN: 9781770101814 Price: R156.00 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Last Summer is one of the most entertaining reads I’ve had this year, as it’s the kind of novel that appeals to me on many levels. Firstly, the story deals with an author who is skilled enough to use solipsism and wit to engender his narrator with a charming ignorance. Secondly, it’s set in the birthplace...

Die ''nuwe'' NALN: Naomi Bruwer gesels met Gert Opperman
Gert Opperman - 2010-08-26
Die hernuwing van NALN - die Afrikaanse Museum en Navorsingsentrum - is vroeër vanjaar afgeskop met die aankondiging dat die Erfenisstigting aktief betrokke raak om te verseker dat NALN se eertydse glorie herwin word. Naomi Bruwer het met generaal-majoor Gert Opperman, uitvoerende hoof van die stigting, oor die vooruitsigte gesels. In hoe ’n mate en in watter hoedanigheid is die Erfenisstigting, en u self as uitvoerende hoof van die stigting, betrokke by NALN en die toekoms van dié...

Debutants 2009/10: Imke van Heerden chats to Maya Fowler, author of The Elephant in the Room
Maya Fowler - 2010-08-26
Title: The Elephant in the Room Author: Maya FowlerPublisher: NB PublishersDate of publication: 2009ISBN: 9780795702846Watch an interview on YouTube. Order The Elephant in the Room from Kalahari.net. The Elephant in the Room | Fiction Maya Fowler A story of secrets, warped friendships and addiction, and how families guard their secrets to keep up appearances – with disastrous consequences. Set in Kalk Bay, the Overberg and Plumstead, the story explores the life of a young...

LitNet Akademies-onderhoud: Desmond Painter gesels met Bert Olivier oor Eros en lewe in die 21ste eeu
Bert Olivier - 2010-08-25
Desmond Painter gesels met Bert Olivier na aanleiding van laasgenoemde se onlangse artikel “Eros en lewe in die 21ste eeu ”. Bert, jy is veral bekend vir jou filosofiese werk oor kuns, rolprente, die argitektuur, en so meer. Van waar jou meer onlangse belangstelling in (en klaarblyklike passie vir) die omgewingskrisis en ekopolitiek? As jy noukeurig na my vroeëre werk kyk – waar ek weliswaar op die kunste, of breedweg op estetiese vrae gekonsentreer het – sal jy sien...

Debutants 2009/10: Imke van Heerden chats to Veronica Cecil, author of Bongo Bongo Bongo, I Don’t Wanna Leave the Congo
Veronica Cecil - 2010-08-18
Title: Bongo Bongo Bongo, I Don’t Wanna Leave the CongoAuthor: Veronica CecilPublisher: Kwela BooksDate of publication: 2009ISBN: 9780795702822Watch an interview on YouTube. Order Bongo Bongo Bongo, I Don’t Wanna Leave the Congo from Kalahari.net. Bongo Bongo Bongo, I Don't Wanna Leave the Congo | Literary Autobiography Veronica Cecil In the early 1960s, 25-year-old Veronica Cecil decided to move to the Congo with her husband when he was offered a good position at a large...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Andra oor die musiek in haar lewe en die woestynsand in haar bloed
Nadine Petrick - 2010-08-17
Jy het ’n paar jaar gelede die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekmark met ’n groot bang getref toe jou debuutalbum, Secrets and Skeletons,vrygestel is, en einde verlede jaar het Ever had that feeling verskyn. Hoekom sing ’n Afrikaanse meisie soos jy nét in Engels? Eerstens het ek in Engels skoolgegaan, omdat dit ons nasionale taal is. Tweedens is Namibië, en veral Swakopmund, ’n keurspel van kulture en tale, so die kans is beter dat mense jou gaan verstaan as jy met hulle...

Zukiswa Wanner, author of Men of the South, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2010-08-17
Title: Men of the South Author: Zukiswa Wanner Publisher: Kwela Books ISBN: 9780795702983 Price: R140.25 Click here to buy a copy of Men of the South from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Men of the South is Zukiswa Wanner’s most mature novel to date. In this novel Wanner observes the lives of three men who are all connected in some way through a single woman. Each man has an issue of sorts to deal with: Mfundo is a talented jazz trumpeter who offends one of the music moguls in South...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Andries Bezuidenhout oor die verval in Johannesburg, die verkeer na Pretoria en Toeris in Hillbrow
Nadine Petrick - 2010-08-12
Toeris in Hillbrow Andries Bezuidenhout Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau ISBN:9780798152099 Prys: R140.25 Klik hier en koop Toeris in Hillbrow nou by Kalahari.net! Mens kan nie meer byhou met als van jou wat verskyn nie. CD’s, bundels, boeke. Wat van al jou beroepe is die lekkerste? (Jou regte beroep as sosioloog uitgesluit.) Nadine, die verskillende dinge in my lewe hou mekaar maar aan die gang. Soms wil woorde musiek hê en soms weer nie. Soms wil ek iets uitdruk sonder woorde, dan...

Poet Kobus Moolman chats with Janet van Eeden about his new collection, Light and After
Janet van Eeden - 2010-08-12
Title: Light and After Author: Kobus Moolman Publisher: deep south publishing ISBN: 9780958491570 Send an e-mail to r.berold@gmail.com for order details. Review by Janet van Eeden Kobus Moolman’s latest anthology, Light and After, is a revelation. It is the work of a poet who has mastered his craft, and more than that, it is the work of a writer who has made peace with the medium he has been striving for over the past years. Light and After is a mature and deeply inspiring anthology of...

LitNet Akademies-onderhoud: Pieter Duvenage gesels met Danie Strauss oor menslike denke
Pieter Duvenage - 2010-08-11
Pieter Duvenage (Johannesburgse kampus van Monash Universiteit) stel ’n paar vrae aan Danie Strauss (Universiteit van die Vrystaat) na aanleiding van laasgenoemde se onlangse artikel oor “Die uniekheid van die menslike denke”. Danie, waar kom jou liefde vir, of belangstelling in, die filosofie vandaan? Filosofie beteken tog “liefde vir die wysheid”; of in sy waardige Afrikaanse formulering, “die begeerte om wys te wees” (oftewel “wysbegeerte”)....

“Down a bustling emotional highway”: The poet Floss M Jay, author of the anthology A Drawer Full of Flowers, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2010-08-06
Short review by JvE Floss M Jay’s debut collection, A Drawer Full of Flowers, is a trip down a bustling emotional highway. Jay’s poems resonate with feelings: feelings about life; about death and those who’ve died; about birth and children; about betrayal; about devotion – whether to a person or an ideal; and also very definitely about being a woman. Jay’s poems also salute the feminine through recognising the journey of the female body; through introspection of the...

Nadine Petrick gesels met vernufsdigter Daniel Hugo oor vertaling
Nadine Petrick - 2010-08-05
Die meeste mense ken jou as digter, en natuurlik is jy baie geliefd onder die volk as radio-aanbieder. Jy is egter ook een van ons land se mees produktiewe vertalers, veral van Nederlands en Vlaams na Afrikaans. Hoe besluit mens jy wil ’n vertaler wees, of het dit per ongeluk gebeur? Dit het inderdaad per ongeluk gebeur. Tom Lanoye wou in die middel-negetigerjare by die KKNK optree met voorlesings uit sy eie werk – in Vlaams, afgewissel met vertalings in Afrikaans. Via sy uitgewer het hy...

Nadine Petrick gesels met Adri Burger oor Die Nuwe Moeg-gesoek Blokraaigids
Nadine Petrick - 2010-08-03
Die Nuwe Moeg-gesoek Blokraaigids Adri Burger Uitgewer: Pharos ISBN:9781868901043 Prys: R127.46 Klik hier en koop Die Nuwe Moeg-gesoek Blokraaigids nou by Kalahari.net! Jy het Die Nuwe Moeg-gesoek Blokraaigids opgestel wat pas verskyn het. Hoe op dees aarde gaan mens te werk om so ellelange lys van name en dinge op te stel? Lees koerante en tydskrifte. Versamel name daaruit. Eerste boek was as gevolg van die feit dat ek die jongste is en dus altyd die soekwerk moes doen. Dit het my op die...

Author of Undisciplined Heart, Jane Katjavivi, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2010-07-27
Title: Undisciplined Heart Author: Jane Katjavivi Publisher: Modjaji Publication date: 2010 ISBN: 9781920397043 Price: R170 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Jane Katjavivi has written an important book for Southern Africa history in Undisciplined Heart. It is billed as a memoir on the cover, but it is more than one woman’s personal account of her life. It’s also a memoir of a country. Jane Katjavivi met her future husband in Britain when she...

Sunday Times Fiction Prize: 5 minutes with Imraan Coovadia
Imke van Heerden - 2010-07-21
Imraan Coovadia has just been awarded the 2010 Sunday Times Fiction Prize for his novel High Low In-between. Imke van Heerden asks him a couple of quick questions. Imraan, congratulations! Could you share your favourite sentence/short paragraph from High Low In-between? [One character looks at another and thinks] "Who is he to exist?"Are you writing a new novel? Yes, it’s called The Institute for Taxi Poetry. It should be finished in a few months, but right now I feel half dead from writing...

Sunday Times Alan Paton Award: 5 minutes with André Brink
Imke van Heerden - 2010-07-21
André Brink’s A Fork in the Road has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. Imke van Heerden asked him a couple of quick questions. Wherein lies the value of literary prizes such as the Alan Paton Award? For the writer it offers some satisfaction in knowing that the enormous effort that has gone into the writing is being officially acknowledged. The prestige built up by this prize over a number of years has established it as an award that carries considerable weight...

Sunday Times Fiction Prize: 5 minutes with Sally-Ann Murray
Imke van Heerden - 2010-07-21
Title: Small Moving Parts Author: Sally-Ann Murray Publisher: NB Publishing ISBN: 9780795702860 Price: R208.25 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Sally-Ann Murray’s Small Moving Parts has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Imke van Heerden asks her a couple of quick questions. Small Moving Parts | General Fiction Sally-Ann Murray Halley is a smart girl growing up poor in Durban, close to the bustling docks. Trying to make ends meet is her mother,...


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