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The story of endurance and struggle. This is a story of how one woman transformed the lives of many through perseverance and struggle. With the world and the odd

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What is the meaning of life or even the significance of it? The quest for answers to these questions haunt us our entire existance. Maybe we die twice. Once, when our breath leaves the body and the se

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In this searing critique of what’s gone wrong in the public and private sectors, Mamphela Ramphele turns to the tenets of black consciousness and argues for an ‘emotional settlement’ to heal the

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Reclaiming Home is the diary of Lesego Malepe's travels in South Africa in 2004, the 10th anniversary of South Africa's democracy. The book begins with Malepe taking the bus from Pretoria, where she g

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Sabata-mpho Mokae – Mohlohadi wa di booka

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DECEMBER 5, 2019THE JRBLEAVE A COMMENT   The JRB presents an excerpt from Moletlo wa Manong, the award-winning Setswana novel by Sabata-mpho Mokae. Moletlo wa Manong was recently announced as the co-winner of the 2019 Novel Award at the South Africa Literary Awards. Moletlo wa Manong Sabata-

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