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Our Online Book Club is Being Taught in the Classroom!

I was happily surprised when a friend of mine just told me that she is planning to use our online book club in her class. I thought maybe she wanted to show her students the mind of an author at work, but she said her primary interest was in the questions themselves. She wants to […]

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Around the World with the Poetry of Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

From South Africa, to America’s east and west coasts, to Europe and beyond, readers were traveling

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I Bet I Can Make a Niq Mhlongo Fan Out of You!

I want to make a bet with you, dear reader. If you can make it through a book by Niq Mhlongo and walk away without becoming a Niq Mhlongo fan, I’ll give you 50 Rand.

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The Everyday Wife in Cape Town

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I missed a great opportunity today.

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What Will You Say to Phillippa Yaa de Villiers?

Welcome to September Book Club! I’m so excited to share the work of award-winning South African author, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers. Please read either Everyday Wife, or Taller Than Buildings, and submit your questions and comments by Wednesday, 16 September. I know my featured readers in the states are already either finished or in the […]

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Online Book Club Author Response and Signed Book Winner!

Welcome to our second monthly online book club! August found us reading Nthikeng Mohlele’s Rusty Bell. Congratulations to Ian Riggins, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ian’s name was drawn at random from questions received for August author, Nthikeng Mohlele. He will win a signed book from the author! Once again, great questions from readers of Rusty Bell, […]

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Rusty Bell, or Small Things?

I’m excited to get messages that you’re busy reading one or both of the August books by author Nthikeng Mohlele. Rusty Bell is his newest release, while Small Things is still receiving acclaim since its release in 2013. Please finish reading one or both of these by next Wednesday. They are not long reads, so […]

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Online Book Club Author Response and Winner!

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Our first online book club reading went well! I’m really happy with the questions you submitted for July’s author, Futhi Ntshingila. I put the names of all who submitted questions into a bag, and the winner of a signed copy of Do Not Go Gentle is Melanie Hooks, of Los Angeles, California, USA. Congratulations, Melanie! […]

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What Would You Say to an Author?

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You guys are the best. I have been getting your questions and comments for our first author, Futhi Ntshingila, and I am really proud to send them to her. You guys really read and think like pros! If you haven’t submitted your questions, you can still get them to me by midnight tonight. I’m sending […]

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Welcome to the New Book Club!

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The new Book Club page on my website is now up and running. You will find it in the Menu Bar of the website. I’m excited to have so many readers joining the online book club. Welcome, and enjoy! So many people have asked me what African literature I recommend, and what books I’m reading […]

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