A nice, unexpected little Nineveh review on the blog Everywhere but Nowhere: The writing in Nineveh is hypnotic, the way the author crafts her words to bring the setting and characters to life is fantastic. The way she builds up the detail, describing everything as if she was painting a picture, precise and with layers, it was […]

Back in 2011, I contributed to Louis Greenberg’s anthology, Home Away: 24 hours, 24 cities, now an out-of-print gem of South African writing. My hour was melancholy 5pm, of course; and my city was the ancient ruined Peruvian city of Chan Chan. You can read my short meditation on the city here: Chan-Chan-at-close-of-day-2. (I’m also particularly fond of […]

Look! Amazing line-up of African writers for Berlin’s new InterKontinental Book Festival, 26-28 April 2018. delighted to be joining Niq Mhlongo, Zukiswa Wanner, Pumla Dineo Gqola and many other friends. The theme is “Writing in Migration”, it’s curated by German-Nigerian author Olumide Popoola, and it’s Berlin’s first dedicated African writing festival. Berlin friends – I’ll also be in conversation […]

I’m really happy to be in this month’s Johannesburg Review of Books, the brilliant December fiction issue. They’ve scored some wonderful writers and I’m proud to be included. I’m also so pleased to have the opportunity to share this Twitter project, which is a new departure for me. Begin again. This morning, fires in the […]