Celebrating the 21st anniversary of “La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon” in KZN

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument.

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the establishment of La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (The Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon), a tourism initiative that follows the scenic pilgrimage route through KwaZulu-Natal, taken by a mother in mourning as she followed the footsteps of her son to where he was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.

The Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon was killed in an ambush at uQweqwe, near Nqutu, on 1 June 1879. The following year on the anniversary of his death, his mother, the Empress Eugenie, spent the night in vigil at the very spot, which is now marked as a monument to him. Continue reading

27 thought-provoking books make the long-list for the Alan Paton Award

Alan paton longlist

The 27 books which have been long-listed for the Alan Paton Award in this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards. Photo: BooksLive

Estelle Sinkins takes a look at the books on the long-list for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. Continue reading