The Pressure to Produce – some thoughts on capitalism and creativity

Most creatives will tell you that the pressure to produce, to create, has both benefits and drawbacks. A little bit of creative pressure can squeeze out the best of your creative juices like a well rolled toothpaste tube. For me, a deadline or a competition is something that can drive me towards a finish line… Continue reading The Pressure to Produce – some thoughts on capitalism and creativity

English novels written by South African women in 2011 – a list!

You may have read about the project I'm undertaking. If not, please read this page. Today's list is of books published in 2011 (in alphabetical order by surname). Annelie Botes, Thula Thula, TafelbergSandra Charles, Eve, KwelaAmanda Coetzee, Bad Blood, MacmillanMila Crouse, From the Banks of the Vltava, Melrose BooksFinuala Dowling, Homemaking for the Down at… Continue reading English novels written by South African women in 2011 – a list!

The Little Local Launches Festival

As an author, the launching of your book is often when it feels most real. A book launch means people come and listen to you talk about this creation and the creation process and ask interesting questions about something you have invested years of your time in. It is a beautiful nourishing experience. Lockdown meant… Continue reading The Little Local Launches Festival

English novels written by South African women in 2012 – a list!

You may have read about the project I'm undertaking. If not, please read this page. Today's list is of books published in 2012 (in alphabetical order by surname). Shaida Kazie Ali, Lessons in Husbandry, UmuziDiane Awerbuck, Home Remedies, UmuziElana Bregin, Survival Training for Lonely Hearts, Pan MacmillanMalene Breytenbach, Yesterday is a Lost Country, eBooks for… Continue reading English novels written by South African women in 2012 – a list!

English novels written by South African women in 2013 – a list!

You may have read about the project I'm undertaking. If not, please read this page. Today's list is of books published in 2013 (in alphabetical order by surname). Melissa Delport, The legacy, Tracey McDonald PublishersLauren Beukes, The Shining Girls, UmuziMaren Bodenstein, Shooting Snakes, ModjajiDominique Botha, False River, UmuziCarol Campbell, My children have faces, UmuziAmanda Coetzee,… Continue reading English novels written by South African women in 2013 – a list!