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Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The River Between: A Review

The River Between is a novel by Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o and was published in 1965 as part of the African Writers Series which included other influential African authors. It is of a story set in Kenya at the dawn of colonisation and centres around two neighbouring villages, Kameno and Makuyu each propped up by their respective r...

By Katlego Mereko 9 days ago

Things Fall Apart: A Chronicle of Cultural Collision

Chinua Achebe’s debut novel is the most widely read among modern African literature. It has been translated in over 50 languages and has been accessed on a global scale. It is a fictional precolonial account of Igbo life and reads as a beguiling exposition of Achebe’s divine gift as a social engineer. Things Fall Apart is divided into ...

By Katlego Mereko 16 days ago

Books Are Delightful As They Are – Don’t Fall In The Trap Of Competitive Reading

My happiest times in childhood were spent reading the books of E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis and Joan Aiken. Preferring to read in hidden corners where nobody could find me, I immersed myself completely in these stories and believed utterly in their magic, even attempting to enter Narnia via the portal of my grandmother’s wardrobe. As an adult...

By Joburg Post about 1 month ago

Elena Ferrante: A Vanishing Author And The Question Of Posthuman Identity

Does it matter who we really are? It definitely does in the eye of the law or if we are in a line of work in which our identity is crucial to perform our job correctly. For example, if we say that we can fly an aeroplane and we are subsequently hired as commercial pilots, our identity really does matter to the hundreds of people whose ...

By Joburg Post about 2 months ago

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