Last weekend I joined a panel of smart city people at the South African Book Fair, to talk about the notion of a post-apartheid Johannesburg – under the title ‘Future Perfect’. The other members of the panel were David Everatt, former head of the powerhouse Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO), and about to take up the […]
No More Mister Nice Guy – Meet Charlie Human, Brilliant Author of Apocalypse Now Now
Charlie Human’s first novel will sneak up behind you and whack you on the back of the head with a very big stick. And you’ll like it. Nechama Brodie finds out how the sweet-as-pie author lured his dark side out into the open. The first time I read Apocalypse Now Now was on my […]
The new edition of the Joburg Book is out now!
More than 10 000 copies sold! Just in time for jasmine and jacaranda season (yes, I know they’re both aliens), the new and updated edition of the best-selling Joburg Book has finally arrived, and is on sale now at all good book stores (you can also order online from Kalahari or Exclusive Books if you […]
Sedition in the Suburbs
This article originally appeared in the Mail & Guardian Two decades of sedition and subversion, and the comic anthology Bitterkomix has found itself firmly entrenched in the suburbs. Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog) has bought a house in Pinelands, Cape Town, which will function as a studio for himself and his wife, artist Claudette Schreuders. Kannemeyer […]