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Prince Ntambo on Memoirs of a Born Free

Posted by Griffin Shea on

Prince Ntambo on Memoirs of a Born Free

  First and foremost, I would like to thank the author Mohale Mashigo for buying this memorable and fascinating book for me. During a book reading she asked me which book I wanted to read next, and I couldn't think of any other book except the one that I've been longing to read – Memoirs of a Born Free. I first came across this book when I visited Thato Rossouw's blog, decolonisingliterature.com, during Women's Month. Rossouw was celebrating Women's Month by writing about women who play a leading, remarkable and crucial role in the African literary industry. Having read and...

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Podcast from JoziToday about Bridge Books

Posted by Griffin Shea on

Feeling lonely in the car? Check out this podcast with me on JoziToday talking about Bridge Books. http://jozi91072.podomatic.com/entry/2016-06-14T04_31_40-07_00

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More books seized by JMPD

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More books seized by JMPD

It's been a few months, but JMPD seized Sandile's (Mahle's) books again. For background, check out my story from January. This is the third time since I met him that police have seized his books for trading illegally on the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. He gets hassled more than that, but small bribes usually suffice. That sidewalk isn't zoned for trading, but there's no reason it shouldn't be. The pavement is very wide there. And what's the point in seizing books? Or in pretending that he'll be able to come up with R2500 to get them back? So he's spent this...

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Check out Bridge Books in the Mail & Guardian

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Check out Bridge Books in the Mail & Guardian

The Mail & Guardian gave Bridge Books a great write-up on Friday. I'll post a link when it's available.

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Helen Oyeyemi's "What is not yours is not yours"

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Admittedly, this is my first introduction to Helen Oyeyemi. looking forward to tracking her down! http://www.npr.org/2016/03/23/471362915/mysterious-keys-unlock-surreal-landscapes-in-what-is-yours-is-not-yours

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