For parents, skin colour is often a difficult subject and dealing with it through storytelling can be a useful aid.
A literary icon, her autobiographies offer a way of understanding the country’s brutal past in order to heal and move forward.
According to a new book, the friendships among women in the novel reveal its author Sol T. Plaatje’s view of effective political struggle.
In each of his novels, he explored questions that shifted South Africa’s cultural debates, especially about memory and race.
The artist’s body of work, through its very public focus on queer masculinity, offers alternative ways of thinking about what being a man is.
That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state’s censorship.
A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother’s oral traditions in turn influenced him.
The life and work of seminal South African writer, intellectual and politician Sol Plaatje seems more relevant than ever. We look into some of the latest scholarly inquiry.