AiW Guest Ed Charlton. As an intervention into the formal space of South African print culture, Jungle Jim is certainly daring and distinctive. If not an entirely unique mode of literary production, its pulp ’zine format is, nonetheless, a marked… Read More ›
Concept-driven African pulp fiction – extracts from Jungle Jim magazine
Has having heard so much about the African pulp fiction mag Jungle Jim from its co-creator and editor, Jenna Bass (part I of our interview is here), left you wanting, wondering what might be lurking between its distinctive blue and red covers? How the… Read More ›
Q&A: (Pt 2) Jenna Bass – Editor and co-founder of African pulp fiction magazine Jungle Jim.
(Click here for part I.) This, part II of Katie’s interview with Jenna Bass at Jungle Jim, takes us further into the mag, opening up questions of genre – popular, pulp and science-fiction in Africa and South Africa – plus more on the… Read More ›
Q&A: (Pt 1) Jenna Bass – Editor and co-founder of African pulp fiction magazine Jungle Jim.
(Part 2 of this interview is here…) Genre fiction and the rise of African sci-fi; the establishment of literary networks across the continent; the status of independent publishing and bookselling, as well as the significance of DIY ethics and aesthetics in… Read More ›
Nick Barley on the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference at Open Book Festival, Cape Town
Quick update on the previous posts about the Open Book Festival, Cape Town, hosting the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference with 3 events – Censorship Today – a keynote by author Keith Gray, chaired by Mervyn Sloman, the Director of Open… Read More ›
More – Open Book Literary Festival, Cape Town, and the World Writers’ Conference
Further to the previous post, other events joining ‘Censorship Today’ as part of the World Writers’ Conference at Open Book, Cape Town: Excited to see that Njabulo Ndebele and Antjie Krog will be in discussion – ‘Should Literature be Political’, 20 September… Read More ›
The Open Book Literary Festival, Cape Town, hosts the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference: ‘Censorship Today’
This year’s Open Book – 20-24 September – builds on the success of last year’s festival, an event which, for many, allowed a space in Cape Town that hadn’t been available before, of engaged debate, talks, and response, and of exchange. Thank you… Read More ›
The Cape Town Book Fair 2012 – new directions in fiction (and some recommended reads)
I was at the Cape Town Book Fair back in June (June 15-17, 2012). I approached a range of publishers and booksellers exhibiting and asked what was ‘new’ for them in South African fiction, and to give me their latest fiction-must-reads –… Read More ›
CFP: Paradoxa – African Science Fiction
Paradoxa <http://www.paradoxa.com> is seeking submissions of previously unpublished essays on subjects related to AFRICAN SCIENCE FICTION. Submissions should be directed to Paradoxa’s guest editor, Mark Bould at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2013. In 2010, Pumzi, the first Kenyan sf movie, won… Read More ›
An African play? The RSC’s Julius Caesar, Africa Utopia, and the World Shakespeare Festival
Just two i-Player days left to catch up with the film version of the RSC’s production of Julius Caesar – “Shakespeare’s African play”. Set in a modern day African state after independence, with echoes of contemporary events in the Arab… Read More ›
Modernity vs tradition trap – help!
Hi girls (and boys, if any is reading this) I have some concerns about my work that I would love to share with you and listen (read, better) any comments/suggestions you may have. As you know, I am currently studying… Read More ›
Hi folks, while procrastinating surfing on the internet, I found this project WIKIAFRICA, and I think it may interest you. As they publish in their page: “WikiAfrica is a collaborative and international project designed to Africanize Wikipedia. The project will promote… Read More ›