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Dikeledi follows the story of a young teenage girl who leads her household with two brothers when her mother suddenly dies. Dikeledi is a profound coming-of-age story that shows the triumph of the hu

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Ga ke Modisa is a Setswana proverbial phrase. The English equivalent is “I am not his (my brother’s) keeper”. The story is about two brothers; the younger one being a small town newspaper edito

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The title of the new novel Moletlo wa Manong, means “A Feast of the Vultures”. It is a sequel to Sabata-mpho Mokae’s debut Setswana novel Ga ke Modisa [“I Am Not My Brothe

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With her sister, Fikile, dead from breast cancer, her father long gone, her mother emerging from years of slumber, and her younger brother, Mbuso, consumed with rage that refuses to settle, Anele Mbuz

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‘I hated being pregnant with you. I used to cry the whole day. I hated carrying you in my stomach.’ Thuli Nhlapo grew up constantly hearing these words from her mother. She was seven years old whe

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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