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CityPress - - Voices - – Grethe Koen

BRINK AND JONKER PEN LOVE LETTERS Two of South Africa’s most fa­mous au­thors, An­dré Brink and In­grid Jonker, had a tu­mul­tuous af­fair in the early 1960s, and the letters Brink and Jonker wrote to one another dur­ing their re­la­tion­ship will be pub­lished by Umuzi in Novem­ber.

Brink met Jonker in 1963 while he was mar­ried to his first wife – the first of five – Estelle.

A lim­ited and num­bered edi­tion of their letters, in English and in Afrikaans, will also be pub­lished. PUMLA DI­NEO GQOLA GIVES US MORE Pumla Di­neo Gqola – fem­i­nist, ac­tivist and literature pro­fes­sor at Wits Univer­sity – is work­ing on a new book about rape.

The de­scrip­tion states: “While vol­umes ex­ist on rape in South Africa, much of this writ­ing ex­ists ei­ther in aca­demic jour­nals, ac­tivist publi­ca­tions or anal­y­sis pages of se­lect print media. This is a con­clu­sive book on rape in South Africa, il­lu­mi­nat­ing as­pects of our rape prob­lem and con­tribut­ing to shift­ing the con­ver­sa­tion for­ward.”

Gqola is the au­thor of What is Slav­ery to Me? and A Rene­gade Called Simphiwe. EROTIC NIGE­RIAN CHURCH STO­RIES RE­LEASED Nige­rian nov­el­ist Obinna Udenwe is cap­i­tal­is­ing on the idea that sex sells – and in Nige­ria, re­li­gion sells nearly as much. His new story se­ries, Holy Sex, is trashy pulp fic­tion that unites church and the erotic (it’s “church lit” so to speak).

Brit­tlepa­per.com says: “We in­vite you to come along as we ex­plore the sex­ual ex­ploits of the mir­a­cle­work­ing Pas­tor Sa­muel.”

The story will be free to read ev­ery week at brit­tlepa­per.com.

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