SA literary giant Ahmed Essop passes away

South African author and former high school teacher, Ahmed Essop, passed away late last night at the age of 88 year old. Ahmed Essop is the author of several publications. His early works were published by Staffrider and Raven Press. His 1978 book ‘The Haji and other Short Stories’ received[…]

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Egyptian writer to face trial for defaming Islam

Egyptian prosecutors have referred a writer to a criminal trial on charges of showing contempt for Islam in a tweet allegedly criticizing ritual slaughtering, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online Saturday. The referral comes in response to a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against Fatima Naoot, accusing her of defaming Islam[…]

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Nadine Gordimer dies

Nobel laureate and writer Nadine Gordimer died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. “Her son Hugo and daughter Oriane and her caring helpers were with her… A private memorial service will be announced at a later date,” law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs[…]

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