At the centre of the novel Coach Fitz is Tom, an anti-hero whose unintentionally humorous voice drives the narrative. Tom is an awkward everyman, a naïve Don Quixote, a digressive Tristam Shandy.
The omniscient narrator is alive and well in fiction. Kim Scott's most recent novel uses a collective narrative voice that encompasses the landscape as well as the human.
In her fragmentary family memoir, Cynthia Banham interweaves narratives of war and migration with her own traumatic plane crash - ultimately reclaiming her identity in the process.
Les Murray's signature style was a potent mix of ordinary language, specialist vocabulary, and eccentric syntax. His poetry made us see things anew.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
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A legal expert looks at the issue of robot rights and what makes us human.
Debut memoir The Erratics possesses a rare honesty, exploding socially sanctioned ideas about mothers and families.
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Here is a small list of pivotal texts by African American women from the past century.
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For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
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