Tagged: Shaka are Dead

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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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National and International Days – February

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 January (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Colloquial Speak

With the advent of globalisation, the differences between the types of spoken and written English have become more apparent. This has transferred to television where newsreaders in Britain no longer speak with what was...

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Novel Preview: Shaka are Dead

Listen to sample If a ou were to of jump over a railings outside a classrooms on a third floor, onto a tarmac quadrangle below, you don’t not always kill yourself. Old Zakes found...

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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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Luke

Luke Skywalker in Star Wars is probably one of the most famous Lukes around. Another being the disciple Luke who wrote the Bible Gospel. It’s a name derived from the Greek referring to a...

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

The wonderful image at the end of this post appeared courtesy of TSL author Leslie Tate (thanks). It immediately produced some reactions, one of which was ‘the child was South African’. If you don’t...