Damon Galgut joins a distinguished line of South African authors, who are grappling with the complex dynamics of the country’s white community in their writing.
A true hoax provokes. It questions cultural biases, shattering conventions. But the curious case of the three men writing as a female author Carmen Mola does none of this.
A story about male violence and a damsel in distress, it is based on a true crime
Listen to The Conversation Weekly as we delve into the achievements behind three of the latest Nobel prizes.
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.
From the author of The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland is a feminist classic: darkly comic and rich with irony.
Stories about alternative worlds can be a powerful way of critiquing the problems of our own world.
Remembered for his flowery designs, many forget that William Morris was also a very successful and skilled poet.
Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
One citation at a time, a professor and her students are crafting a more complete picture of Dante’s women.
Instead of a prison sentence for possessing bomb-making material, Ben John will be expected to read classic novels and report back to the judge about what he learns.
There are different versions of ‘English’ in different states, with various titles and levels of difficulty. It’s important to choose the right one to reach your desired destination.
Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Cinderella has been taken further and further away from its origins that we forget it was originally a radical story about female desire, servitude and violence.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
In popular films and TV shows, poetry is typically used to express human feelings. This popular wisdom chimes with findings in cognitive neuroscience about how language works.
How colonial Customs protocols shaped copyright and censorship.
These books reinforce preconceived notions about migration and ignore the fact that climate change has displaced people in affluent countries like the US.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the film Rear Window are great examples of how parents and teachers can use movies and books to start discussions with young people about consent.
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.