Damon Galgut

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The “shared space between words and land” is the theme of an exhibition by visual artist Dolores Lyne in the Black Gate cultural centre. Photograph: Getty Images

The response of authors to threats to ecosystems and indigenous cultures and the impact of climate change is one of several themes of this year’s Cúir(...)

Andrei Makine: “French gives me the distance writers need. You need to be away from something, a memory, a country.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It could easily be presented as a story from another era, the dramatic defection of a young Russian while on an official visit to France. A casual gl(...)

Justin Cartwright: “That’s South Africa for you. On the one hand, it is this idyllic place; and on the other, there is this terrible risk.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Justin Cartwright’s new novel, Up Against the Night, opens with two contrasting quotes. One, from nature writer Robert Macfarlane, suggests we read(...)

Chinua Achebe: balances the richness of African folklore and native speech with the sterile politicking inherited from outsiders, who ruled, influenced, then left, leaving their mess behind. Photograph: Jerry Bauer

Music and dance, songs full of stories and life, the celebration of Africa Day is exactly that; a celebration of cultures and traditions that span (...)

Today is Freedom Day in South Africa: April 27th marks the anniversary of the election held in 1994 when for the first time the Black majority had (...)

Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

One of the great misconceptions in life, applied to literature but not to other art forms, is that reading for the sake of it is a good thing. No s(...)

Long regarded as of one Britain’s major literary figures, Edward Morgan Forster wrote six novels, including Howard(...)