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Friday 28 April 2017, 14:58 pm.
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:21 pm
So actor and writer Donald Molosi wrote an essay on his Facebook page a couple months ago called Dear Upright African which he later performed at the TEDx talks at the en...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 17:33 pm
From April 17-21 I will be away to Windhoek, Namibia to be part of events sponsored by the Goethe-Institut (I’m writing this before I leave). According to their website: ...
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 18:29 pm
Ghost writing is when someone writes something but the credit for the writing goes to someone else. Many, if not most, of the books you see written by celebrities are in ...
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 16:17 pm
I have a friend. He is a writer and takes his writing fairly seriously. He sends out work occasionally. Has a few published books with reputable publishers.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:36 pm
Some years ago I was the vice-chairperson for the Writers’ Association of Botswana (WABO). It’s an important organisation that unfortunately has its limitations.
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:20 pm
Getting an idea for a story from your head is a complicated and important process and writers have their own unique ways of doing it. For most that way is the only way. ...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:47 pm
The arts collective in Maun, Poetavango, in conjunction with the American Embassy, are in the middle of an ambitious storytelling project around the country.
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm
March is starting so I thought it might be good to begin the month by searching around for some writing markets. I have a list this month of a few fiction markets, articl...
Fri 24 Feb 2017, 16:57 pm
This is one of the fears of many new writers. They can’t send out their short story or manuscript for a novel because they are positive the publisher or agent is going to...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:28 am
Quitting your job and becoming a freelance writer is freedom personified. No boss. No early morning traffic.
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:34 am
Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados, grew up in Nigeria, and has lived in South Africa since 1992. Her first novel, Bom Boy (Modjaji Books), which came out of her MFA in...
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 17:06 pm
Before I was a writer I was a teacher and before I was a teacher I was a student who was inspired by a long queue of teachers. I feel offended, personally offended, when ...
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 16:06 pm
Every January I get a barrage of messages and emails and, unfortunately, the odd call from people deciding that the new year will be the year that they become a published...
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 14:33 pm
Occasionally I write poetry, but I’m not well schooled in the form. I like to read poetry slowly, perhaps a poem before sleeping or when I wake in the morning so I can th...
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 16:15 pm
The United States (US) has become a more isolated, insulated and hateful place following the devastating election of Donald Trump as president.
Fri 09 Dec 2016, 15:06 pm
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Fri 02 Dec 2016, 15:54 pm
Fela Kuti is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best musicians ever. Fela This Bitch of a Life: The Authorized Biography of Africa’s Musical Genius by Carlos Moore re-published ...
Fri 18 Nov 2016, 14:44 pm
Usually if you are published by a traditional publisher, they will organise the launch of your book for you. You will just need to show up and prepare to be fabulous. Som...
Fri 11 Nov 2016, 15:32 pm
Affluenza is the latest book from South African writer Niq Mhlongo. It’s a collection of stories set in modern South Africa, post-Independence. The stories cover a wide r...
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 16:12 pm
On September 8, Lionel Shriver, author of such books as We Need to Talk About Kevin and So Much For That, got on the stage in Australia at the Brisbane Writers Festival...
Fri 07 Oct 2016, 16:13 pm
I have just returned from The Open Book Festival in Cape Town. I was taken there by my publisher, Penguin SA, to market my book The Scattering. The Open Book Festival is ...
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 15:52 pm
On Sunday September 18, News Café in Gaborone was abuzz with excitement over the short story. We gathered to celebrate the winner of the Bessie Head Short Story contest, ...
Fri 23 Sep 2016, 17:09 pm
Zukiswa Wanner is a South African writer who was born in Zambia to a South African father and Zimbabwean mother and now makes her home in Nairobi.
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 16:38 pm
I know getting writers to come together is often like herding cats - wild cats - but I am begging you to think about attending these two writerly events, for your own be...
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 15:23 pm
Poets and short story writers, are you interested in winning a boat cruise or a holiday away to one of our local lodges for a much needed break? Well here is your chance ...
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