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Monday 15 January 2018, 17:56 pm.
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 ...
Fri 18 Aug 2017, 15:40 pm
Spring is here and itís time to spruce things up with a few new markets for our writing. This time there are markets for your unpublished book manuscripts, horror short ...
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:32 pm
I think that Iíve finally learned my lessonówriters cannot be organised. Itís much easier to herd cats than to get writers to a certain place, at a certain time, for a ce...
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 14:55 pm
I am continuing with the discussion on the establishment of an Arts Council in Botswana. What can Arts Councils around the world teach us? Nearby we have the National Art...
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 15:37 pm
We hear a lot of talk about how the arts can Ďdiversifyí our economy. In most cases when I hear someone say that it makes me sad. Yes, artists should be able to live fr...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:22 pm
Some years ago when the Presidentís Day Competitions were just starting out I sat in a meeting with a variety of artists from various fields to discuss some policy on the...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
Most people in Botswana know Jenny Robson as an exceptional music teacher. She has been teaching music to children in Botswana for 40 years, first in Orapa and now in Mau...
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:46 pm
Angie Thato Chuma is a singer, poet, songwriter, short story writer and sister to poet, Andreattah Chuma.
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 18:57 pm
Last week I wrote about the fact that some important things had changed in the writing world.
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