Category: Bookworm Corner

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SA shop closes as books gather dust

South Africa may have produced two Nobel laureates in literature but a famous bookshop in Johannesburg is nevertheless about to close, a victim of the country’s poor reading culture. The Boekehuis, whose Afrikaans name...

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Author Julian Barnes wins Booker Prize

British author Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize, one of the highest-profile awards in English-language literature, at the fourth attempt for his novel “The Sense of an Ending”. Barnes picked up the...

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Moran Publishers snaps up Macmillan Uganda

June 2, 2011 – Just about six months after taking over Macmillan Kenya, Moran Publishers Limited is in the process of increasing its surface area to Uganda. International publishing business, Macmillan, has completed the...

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Portraits of Nairobi by street boys

April 20, 2011 – A book documenting photographs and drawings by Nairobi street children is finally up for sale in Kenya. More than four years after the project was initiated in the Kibera slum,...

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Book review: Chasing Harry Winston

February 21, 2011 – If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, chances are you will also like “Chasing Harry Winston.” Chasing Harry Winston is Lauren Weisberger’s third bestselling novel after “The Devil Wears Prada”...