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Keorapetse William Kgositsile, also known as “Bra Willie” was born on 19 September 1938, Keorapetse was a South African poet laureate and


James David Matthews was born to working-class parents in District Six, Cape Town, on 29 May 1929. He attended Prestwich Primary School and then went on to Trafalgar High School in Cape Town. He has said: “I grew up in


LULI CALLINICOS, one of South Africa’s most respected social historians, is an award-winning author, highly acclaimed for some of the country’s most significant social commentaries of our time. Her published work includes Gold and Workers, A Place in the City”


Zakes Mda, legally Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda (born 1948), is a South African novelist, poet and playwright. He has won major South African and British literary awards for his novels and plays. He is currently a Patron of the Etisalat


PROJECTS TO DEVELOP A CULTURE OF READING & WRITING AND SUPPORT SMALL PUBLISHERS The JBF has a number of ongoing projects that are implement throughout the year to further its aims and these include: THE JOZI BOOK FAIR CHILDREN’S PROJECT (POETRY BUDDIES)    The Children’s Programme encourages reading, writing and art. The project prioritises work with children; …


Donna Kaz’s Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour (Skyhorse, 2016), chronicles the birth of a feminist who uses feminism to overcome a history of intimate partner violence that prevented her from seeing herself as a strong and vibrant artist and woman. Braiding the narrative of abuse with the urgent struggle of solidifying her …


Alice Hoffman’s The Story Sisters (Crown, 2009), a family saga, is a haunting examination of how the rape of a child affects not only the child herself, but also every single person in her life. No one is exempt from the evil effects of molestation in this book, and Hoffman demonstrates a raw and irrevocable example of …