“Parallels of Yesterday”, moves us back and forth in time and similarly between two men in a covert romantic relationship. Thato Magano presents us with a complex situation, potent lyrical eroticism and the pain of love confronting tradition in this very compelling read. We spoke to him about literary bravery, hisContinue Reading

“Circles” impressed the judges with its complex observations and streams of dreamlike (or nightmarish, depending on how you look at it) imagery. At times it read like prose poetry. Mohulatsi smashes open the cement beast – Johannesburg and inspects the fragments of people, events, history, sounds and emotions that make it up. WeContinue Reading

“A Night to Remember” follows the events that befall colourful characters in a South African fishing town – the bartender, the fisherman, the fisherman’s wife and the itinerant musician. Coates’ descriptions are transporting and tell of small town chagrin, people hiding in plain sight and wider issues of belonging and not belonging.Continue Reading

I come from a big family of five in Eastern Cape. I left home at 17 for the big bad Jozi to study Journalism at Wits. After Wits, I got a scholarship from Reuters to study Financial Journalism and later I joined Reuters. I quickly realised that reporting on MarketsContinue Reading

Sasha Ross is a first year student at Rhodes University. She has a love of short stories, British rock, happy endings and all things magical. One day she hopes to be writing for a major music magazine. What inspired you to write your story? Growing up in a rather smallContinue Reading

I’m 22 years old. I was born and bred in Pretoria. However, I now reside in Grahamstown where I’m currently studying towards a BA degree in Journalism and Media Studies as well as Drama at Rhodes University. All I really wish to do with my life right now is write.Continue Reading

Boipelo Maetla is a vibrant writer, poet  essayist and scholar currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I grew up exposed to literature and ended up finding a love for it. I have found a home in producing short stories and poetry. It’s something I do to remain peaceful and content.Continue Reading