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A fantastical world exists on the top floor of a seemingly normal apartment building on one of the most colourful and eclectic roads in South Africa. Long street is one of my favourite places in Cape Town and it was easy to imagine this otherworldly fantasy unfolding up the road…

The Lovesong of Miss Queenie Hennessy is the companion or more like the flip side novel to the internationally acclaimed The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold Fry is walking across England to see his old friend Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer and holding on, to see him one…

I have been traveling through Mexico with a guy called Harrison Shepherd for the past couple of weeks and it has been glorious! I had dinner with Diego, lunch with Frida and breakfast with Lev, walked through the ancient ruins of the Aztecs and experienced the Anti-Communist purge under Truman…

I walked into the room where I was to meet the two winners of the University of Johannesburg literary awards. A woman sat on a barstool, gazing out of the panoramic window at the Joburg skyline straight after a Highveld thunderstorm. She was elegant and graceful in her designer 1950’s…

Inspired by books like David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Tales of the Metric System is a room of mirrors in which characters’ lives become reflections of each other. It is a nuanced, complex novel that rejects the conventional simple histories that have been written…