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A hundred years ago, a small settlement sprang up in theNorthern Cape. A rich diversity of people moved in, as the children were born, Vatmaar became a village. A. H. M. Scholtz tells of Oom Chai, who

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Leaving South Africa and coming back three decades later, Bethuel Setai decide that telling his own story should be a lesson to all that every black South African has a story to tell; we must never fo

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In August 2016, following the announcement of the results of South Africa’s heated municipal election, four courageous young women interrupted Jacob Zuma’s victory address, bearing placards asking

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From the award-winning author of “Purple Hibiscus” comes this masterly, haunting new novel, in which Adichie recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassione

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In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric

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Profile interview – Zakes Mda

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Weekend Breakfast host Phemelo Motene, could not contain her excitement as she profiled literary legend Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda, commonly known and referred to as Zakes Mda. Mda was born in Herschel, Eastern Cape, South Africa, in 1948. When he was 15 years old, his first short story, Igqira l

Farewell Bra Willie, forever our literally legend

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Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile, who died on 3 January 2018, was the official patron of Xarra Books. A regular and loyal customer and a paying guest of our store, Prof Kgositsile had over the years supported, encouraged and contributed immensely to the repositioning of Xarra Books. The wel