South African author Lauren Beukes is helping to promote a culture of reading in South Africa. The proceeds from her latest charity art show are going to the children's literary organisation, Book Dash. Pages from her book, Broken Monsters, were turned into creative designs and sold for R1 500 each.
Young and old alike got the opportunity to learn and play historical indigenous games for the national 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, held this week. This festival promotes social cohesion and preserves heritage. Participants also have fun the old school way.
As we celebrate Heritage Month in South Africa, we bring you a selection of photography celebrating the diversity of the country's many and varied cultures, traditions and customs.
The founding of Botswana by King Khama III; the bravery of Bilal Ibn Rabah; the quest of Adama in a foreign, war-torn land – Africa's stories are being retold in a modern format, from an African perspective, to an audience who may not know them.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions hosted its World Library and Information Conference in Cape Town in August. It enabled librarians from across the world to experience local hospitality, and allowed for energetic discussion on the role of a library in this modern era.
Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in earnest, when conversations about post-coloniality and decolonisation turn to literature and culture.