Posts Tagged: South Africa

Here’s Your Beginning: A Conversation with Lynn Freed

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Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony.

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Love Thy Neighbor: Talking with Yewande Omotoso

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Writer, poet, and architect Yewande Omotoso discusses her second novel, The Woman Next Door, Cape Town’s haunting beauty, and mythologies about motherhood.

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A Conversation with Ivan Vladislavić

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Tristan Foster interviews South African writer Ivan Vladislavić on the importance of art in his writing, having a large body of work, and the appeal (or lack of appeal) of cities: Our love for cities is always unrequited. Johannesburg is not an easy place to live: I’m deeply attached to it, and endlessly intrigued by its […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Banning Eyre

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Producer, senior editor, Afropop expert, and author Banning Eyre talks about his new book, Lion Songs, a 15-years-in-the-making biography of Zimbabwe’s legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo.

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The Rumpus Interview with Boris Fishman

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Boris Fishman discusses his debut novel, A Replacement Life, Russia, the “immigrant novel,” Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, and Vladimir Putin.

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Absolution, by Patrick Flanery

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Patrick Flanery is not South African, and neither is his debut novel, Absolution. This is not to say that Flanery does not know South Africa or its politics, history, landscape, or culture, all of which pervade the book. Rather, this novel is more accurately defined as a dialogue with and about the past, whether South […]

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