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

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Compelling novels of South African life make Barry Ronge Prize long-list

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The long-listed books for the 2017 Barry Ronge Prize. Photo: BooksLive

A HOST of compelling South African stories have been selected for the long-list for the 2017 Barry Bonge Prize for fiction, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading