I am proud of and enamoured by Sisonke Msimang. Have a read of this excellent except from her public lecture last week! It was mind-blowing, absolutely shattering, and confirms my […]
Very quickly, please have a listen to this brilliant episode on a South African radio show this morning (Radio Today – 18/04/2017). It was an excellent platform for a few […]
Moonlight. It’s a masterpiece of poetic filmmaking.
Let’s find out why.
Let’s explore the books and the lessons I have found to be crucial in my self-education as a fiction writer.
Let’s explore the Argentine Tango, and why the Tango is the ultimate dancing expression of a subtle and knowing but wordless story between the masculine and the feminine.
What makes John Steinbeck a literary genius? Is it in the type of stories he wrote? Can the answers be found in his books? Is it in The Pearl, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, or Of Mice and Men? Is it in his style? Or is it in all things John Steinbeck? Let’s find out.
From his journey of desperate longing and betrayal to turmoil and redemption, let’s explore one of the great tragic figures of modern storytelling, one responsible for turning George Lucas’s magnum opus into the series that enthralled millions, if not hundreds of millions, of fans around the world for many years. The Tragic Tale of Darth Vader.
Let’s find out how great and artful South African storytelling can be.
Okay, here’s my end of March rant because I’ve had enough of South Africa’s chaos, and of standing aside by not speaking out about it. And for this, I’ll need […]
First up, I’ll be posting about things you may find obtuse, informative or just entertaining. Whether it’s a book, a writer’s principle, politics, social change, or just a beautiful woman […]