Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ brings an extraordinary moment in British history to the big screen

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IN Britain, one of the most memorable moments of the Second World War came with the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.

Now, 75 years later, this incredible historical moment is being put in the spotlight on the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Night Trilogy) new film, Dunkirk. Continue reading

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Critical questions about South Africa raised in Alan Paton Award shortlist

nDnRQu7THE shortlist for the 2017 Sunday Times Alan Paton Literary Award has been revealed, writes Estelle Sinkins.

Contesting this year’s R100 000 prize, which will be revealed on June 24, will be: Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard – Life In Cape Town’s Stowaway Underground by Sean Christie; Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian; Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of The Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich; My Own Liberator: A Memoir by Dikgang Moseneke; and Letters of Stone: From Nazi Germany to South Africa by Steven Robins. Continue reading