Hierdie is die LitNet-argief (2006–2012)
This is the LitNet archive (2006–2012)
Worldwide Freedom Project
Untitled Document Freedom is one of the most often used/abused concepts of our time. It is used to wage wars to free people, to mark differences between cultures and religions to defend policies, to herald the free market and the related idea of freedom to consume. On 30th March 2011 Marion Bloem invited poets, translators, writers and artists from all over the world to volunteer by translating her poem. One month later 30 translations were available. There are still new people – translators,...
Johannesburg Writing Diary - February 2010
Hipermedia en -poësie: ’n kort inleiding
Chris Brunette - 2009-10-22
Welcome to the information age, circa 2001, where nothing is quite like it used to be and everything is the same, only more so. — Laura GurakHoewel dit mag voorkom of elektroniese teks ‘n heel nuwe vorm van poësie moontlik maak, is afwykings van tradisionele, gedrukte poësie nie ‘n nuwe verskynsel nie. Die eerste tentoonstelling van visuele, klinkende en bewegende poësie het reeds in 1964 in Cambridge plaasgevind (Solt 1968). Selfs vroeër het Tommaso Filippo...
Wortels wat oor kontinente heen strek: Surinaamse skrywers besoek Suid-Afrika
Willem Fransman - 2008-12-19
ŉ Reis op soek na ŉ identiteit. Dis hoe die Surinaamse skrywers hul ekskursie na Suid-Afrika beskryf. ŉ Soeke na hul wortels op ŉ ander kontinent, ŉ ander land, wat tog so identies soos hul moederland is ... en natuurlik die Nederlandse naelstring wat die twee lande aan mekaar verbind! ŉ Eintlike soeke na taalbroers en -susters. En daarvan het hulle baie gekry!Die groepie Surinaamse skrywers sou op 6 en 7 Oktober 2008 op die vliegtuig in Schiphol en Den Haag opklim met...
Deelnemers aan Versindaba 2008 deel hul indrukke
LitNet het deelnemers aan Versindaba 2008 genader vir hul kommentaar op dié geleentheid wat op 5 en 6 September op Stellenbosch gehou is. Lees die reaksies van Joan Hambidge, Vader Bonaventure Hinwood, Ilse van Staden, Charl-Pierre Naude, Helena Conradie, Rosa Smit, Marius Crous, Carina Stander, Jasper van Zyl en Peter Snyders. Joan Hambidge oor Versindaba 2008 Digters is soos skoonheidskoninginne: in kompetisie, die naels altyd uit vir mekaar. (Behalwe: ek hou van almal.) Die Versindaba...
Xhosa, chickens and the bush for this language professor
Engela Neethling - 2008-05-27
Rhodes University Head of the School of Language, Professor Russell Kaschula, is passionate about the Eastern Cape, and when not lecturing or researching, spends his free time writing Xhosa youth novels, listening to reggae, enjoying the Wild Coast forests and studying chickens. When African languages professor Russell H Kaschula is not researching subjects or lecturing at the School of Languages at Rhodes University, he spends his time writing youth literature and penning...
Tref en trap
Jaco Botha - 2008-05-06
Kyk, ek is mos so half van ’n wannabe komediant. Toe gaan doen ek bietjie navorsing oor wat Afrikaanse mense snaaks vind. Sekerlik die belangrikste ding wat ek uitgevind het, is dat die poepgrap Afrikaners al vir honderde jare laat skater. Of dit nou Suutjiespoepers in Stellenbosch of Spuitpoepers van Springs is, almal geniet die ou klankie van ’n bobaas buikwind. Mense soos Leon Schuster en Willie Esterhuyse verstaan hierdie feit intiem en laat dit vir hulle werk. Selfs ’n...
Big Issue's columnist makes waves
Katja Hamilton - 2007-09-19
The Big Issue's columnist and writer Lauren Beukes was chosen as a Western Cape finalist in the search for Vodacom's Journalist of the Year. The announcement was made at a function at the Cullinan Hotel, Cape Town earlier this month. This sees Lauren in the running for the national title, which will be announced at an award ceremony on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Vodaworld, Midrand, Gauteng.Other Western Cape entrants selected to go through to the finals included Zapiro from the Sunday Times, Bruce...
Ouma Grietjie Adams of Garies gets an award
Herman Lategan - 2007-08-24
On Wednesday evening 22 August, I attended an awards ceremony of Ouma Grietjie Adams from Garies at the District Six Museum in Cape Town. She received the 2006 Annual Reconciliation Award from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. According to the programme the award celebrated a humble and gifted woman, who maintained her soul in the harsh, often brutal circumstances of a small plattelandse dorp and who has taught others what it means to be human.Ouma arrived quietly in her signature pink...
A letter to Anorexia
Letitia Smit - 2007-08-07
"I reflect back on the day that you first came into my life. I thought that you were coming with a lot of helpful wisdom and many things to share. You seemed to be a great companion, when no one else was there. You talked to me like I was your friend and that you knew what was best for me. You first praised me for the great progress that I was making in this friendship when I did everything that you wished. I would listen for your voice to see what was coming next. I would run that extra mile...
Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Carl Niehaus - 2007-05-16
This is my favourite picture of Mamma Winnie – it shows her strong and joyous, yet also vulnerable and sad ... Dear Mamma, few people have made the sacrifices that you have made for our liberation. It is worth remembering that you were only a young woman of 23 with two little girl-children when your husband was sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island. It was only 26 years later that any semblance of normal contact between you could be resumed when he was finally released....
2007, The Year Ahead
Michelle McGrane - 2007-01-23
Michelle McGrane finds out what local and international writers have to say about their plans, goals, hopes and desires for the coming year. Arthur Attwell I'm bracing myself for a big year, if 2006 was anything to go by. While I haven't written a thing in a year, my tadpole-sized publishing company, Electric Book Works, is eight months old and growing its first froggy legs – we hope to get kissed by a prince by August. My colleagues and I have been having as much fun making books as I...