News

When celebrities are fair game 1

When celebrities are fair game

Last week there was a brief spat in the media about the reissue of an updated biography of the Springbok rugby captain, Siya Kolisi. In an Instagram post, Rachel Kolisi (his wife) claimed that publication was a case of ‘white men benefiting off the back of a black man’. She asked for publication to be …

When celebrities are fair game Read More »

Writing courses and Drum magazine 2

Writing courses and Drum magazine

One wild and wet Saturday morning back in June, I chatted to Jenny Crwys-Williams on Kaya FM about my writing courses, about success-stories such as Qarnita Loxton, Jenny Friedman and up-and-coming A’Eysha Kassiem. We also talked about the Drum writers of the 1950s. And this was when Kwanele Kunene won her place on a fiction …

Writing courses and Drum magazine Read More »

Creating new worlds 3

Creating new worlds

A few weeks ago I had a chat with Jenny Crwys-Williams on KayaFM about my creative writing courses. She ran a competition during her programme and it was won by Kwanele Kunene. Kwanele’s worked on two radio stations in Gauteng and has written a blog about art and a podcast dedicated to African creatives. We …

Creating new worlds Read More »