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National and International Days – March

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for March (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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John Samson

About John Samson Having had friends and others comment favourably on his writing but not being able to find an agent, John looked to self-publish. Cold Fiction was the outcome. Having discovered TSL Pub,...

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Book Settings: Africa

What a wonderful list discovery: historical novels of Africa Africa, the continent, holds a very special place in the TSL fold – not least because both directors were born there. Although heralding from South...

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Novel Preview: Powerless

THE LIFTThe lift pinged softly, the sound further muted by the light green carpet that rolled away down the corridor of the tenth floor. Deon Scott, a man in his late thirties, shifted his...

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Reconciliation

If one wanted to identify a theme in the books I enjoy, it will most likely be Reconciliation. People finding ways to put aside their differences and come to a closer understanding of each...

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Powerless – John Samson

Powerless was the first novel John wrote but not his first published. For those who have read his Shaka are Dead, this is quite different, although stays with the theme of post-Apartheid South Africa....

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Immigrant experiences influence writing

Xenopobia is nothing new, look at the attacks in South Africa in recent years against African foreigners trying to earn a living in that country. Experience tells me, however, that current feelings of discrimination...

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Books and Films

A recent review of book The Thorn Birds led me to wonder about which is more powerful: the book or the movie/film. I’ve not read The Thorn Birds but was an avid watcher of...