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The Big Issue interviews author Mbu Maloni of Masiphumelele

Youth gives voice to street children’s pain By Munyaradzi Makoni The young man in the stiffly pressed shirt is standing awkwardly, sweating lightly in the crowded book shop. He takes the microphone and begins to read, nervously at firstRead more

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Tracey Farren, award winning Fish Hoek author

Whiplash is a disturbing, darkly humorous novel about a street prostitute who undertakes a hectic journey to excavate her past and discover what she is worth in spiritual terms. The book won a White Ribbon award from Women DemandRead more

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Gladys Thomas of Ocean View – esteemed poet

Today I met a wonderful woman, 75 year old Gladys Thomas of Ocean View. Award winning poet, author of short stories for adults and children and playwright, Gladys first started writing after she her family and friends were evictedRead more

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Dr Ian McCallum, award winning author

Ian McCallum is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and analytical psychologist, as well as a specialist wilderness guide, an author and a poet. His special interests focus on evolutionary theory, human ecology and the animal-human interface (what we learn about ourselvesRead more

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Donvé Lee of Noordhoek, artist and writer

Donvé Lee is an artist, writer, mother, traveller and explorer of existence. She has post-graduate degrees in art history and creative writing, and lives in Noordhoek where she runs in the mountains, feasts on silence, the sea and endlessRead more

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Sheila Mary Taylor, author of Count to Ten and Pinpoint

...her plethora of unusual activities - jockey in Amateur Ladies’ races at Kenilworth and Durbanville, formation roller skating in night-clubs and hotels, a spell of acting and directing, editor of a dramatic society magazine, secretary to a diplomat, dancingRead more

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