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Monday 19 March 2018, 13:44 pm.
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 12:15 pm
I was in the car listening to a person from the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development talking about the President’s Day Awards and how they are g...
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 22:33 pm
In 2011 teachers Dorothy Dyer and Ros Haden along with their friends Palesa Morudu and Mignon Hardie decided to establish Cover2Cover Books after Dorothy, who was teachin...
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 15:59 pm
There are people who prescribe that a writer should write every day; Iím not one of those people. Others think a writer should wait for the muse to arrive and let her dic...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 12:33 pm
Dawn Garisch is a South African writer, poet and memoirist who has six published novels, a poetry collection, a memoir and a nonfiction book.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 16:04 pm
Like most writers I know, dodging work is a big part of my day. I walk the dogs. I work in the garden. I play on Facebook, I stalk folks on TwitterÖmostly Mark Ruffalo a...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 18:59 pm
There are writing residencies all around the world open to writers from Botswana. Residencies serve many purposes.
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 18:55 pm
Some of the things people say to me about writing shock me. Itís not like in the past where getting information required someone going to the library and digging through ...
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 17:45 pm
One of the books I read over the holiday was When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:42 pm
Itís a new year and itís time to get back up on the writing horse. Itís time to set yourself realistic, practical writing goals, and to start finding new paying markets, ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:24 pm
People are often shocked by how much work I can get done. I accept that I come from a working class background, which drilled into my head from birth that my worth is mea...
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:52 pm
The government when discussing the arts lately likes to speak about how the arts are a worthy occupation and yet another way to diversify our economy. I agree. Unfortunat...
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 16:49 pm
Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African writer. She won the 2008 Caine Prize with her short story Poison after being shortlisted in 2007 with her story Bad Places.
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:35 pm
Excuse the late notice on this but if you are in Maun today and are interested in writing and publishing get yourself to the Adansonia Hotel.
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 17:48 pm
Rejection sucks.
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 11:18 am
The year is quickly coming to an end so I think itís time to find a few markets to send your writing to before the holidays arrive and everyone goes on leave. End the ye...
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 13:09 pm
Shortly after my novel The Scattering was published, a political magazine in India asked if I would write a nonfiction article on the genocide of the Baherero in Namibia.
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 14:39 pm
Intuitively Iíve always known that reading fiction is good for a person. Studies published in 2006 and 2009 have shown reading fiction makes a person more empathetic.
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:48 pm
Recently on Facebook a writer was complaining about the publishers in Botswana because the publisher told them that they would only consider publishing their novel if the...
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:31 pm
I have somehow missed the Sarah Winman train. Her debut novel When God Was a Rabbit won awards all over and turned her into an international bestseller. Her second novel,...
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:34 am
In the past few months Iíve had three instances where people around the world (two in USA and one in Nigeria) on the internet, used my writing without my permission. They...
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 15:38 pm
Recently, Minister Unity Dow suggested that students should be allowed to bring and use their smart phones in school. The thought was that in this modern age such devices...
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:22 pm
Lately I think most people who have been paying attention to such things have been hearing a lot about the basic income grant. Around the world pilot programmes are being...
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 16:22 pm
A group of academics in Gaborone have put together an exciting book, Women, Writing Botswana, an anthology covering the writing of women in Botswana.
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 14:25 pm
amaBooks is a respected publisher located in Bulawayo. Theyíve published work by some of the most well-known Zimbabwean writers including Tendai Huchu, John Eppel, NoViol...
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 16:09 pm
In interviews and when I am on panels at literary festivals I am often asked about the importance of reading, especially for writers. For me it seems crazy that a person ...
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