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I confess to being baffled by Coetzee’s novel The Schooldays of Jesus.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this tale of Nigeria in the 1990s is a mighty fry-up of pop-culture, fable and verbal invention.
One of South Africa's most accomplished prose stylists gets a timely reissue.
These two city books are linked by an inquiry into the mysterious ways in which the spaces of our early lives come to structure imagination, creativity and the self.
The Oscar Pistorius affair has exposed the fragility of South Africa’s post-apartheid settlement.