Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Assembly of Delegates of International PEN, Meeting at its 77th World Congress in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 September to 18 September 2011

PEN International is deeply concerned that South Africa’s Information Protection Bill still embraces too much “secrecy” despite changes Delegates at the annual congress of PEN International in Belgrade from 12-18 September 2011 expressed deep concern that while recent amendments to...

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Once Upon a Life: Margie Orford

In 1985, the crime writer Margie Orford was thrown in jail by South Africa’s apartheid police. Here she tells of the brutal experience that turned her from an idealistic student into a traumatised young woman Margie Orford The Observer, Sunday...

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Blue Rivers by Douglas Reid Skinner

Blue Rivers is Douglas Reid Skinner’s fifth collection. The poems cover a wide range of subjects, from love, childhood and the death of parents to fellow writers, catastrophe and the nature of memory, illness, time, loneliness, language, thought and meaning....

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Blue Rivers

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