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September 23 2013

From » Times Live Mon Sep 23 2013, 05:25:40

Do you want Miley Cyrus to stop twerking? Or Taylor Swift to settle down with one man - preferably yourself? All of your dreams for celebrities can come true, if you write them yourself, alongside thousands of others who have made celebrity fan fiction their beat. Blogs and websites dedicated to spinning new tales about celebrities are sprouting up everywhere, powered mainly by teens, who play god with the lives of their favourite actors, pop ...

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From » Times Live Mon Sep 23 2013, 05:16:37

By Michele Magwood for The Sunday Times Standing in Another Man's Grave Ian Rankin (Orion) **** Book thrill Back in the day, Rebus novels were something of a currency among the cognoscenti, the books pressed into friends' hands, loaned and re-loaned within a knowing society of fans for a whole new genre, a sort of Scottish Goth. At that time, around the early nineties, ...

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From » Times Live Mon Sep 23 2013, 02:54:03

South Africa's Suspended Revolution Adam Habib (Wits University Press) **** Book buff This serious but unaffected work examines the challenges of our times while charting a way forward. Habib explores a range of topics including affirmative action, conservative macroeconomic policies and the balance of power between corporates and unions. The result is a book that goes to the core of our social context, dealing with controversial ...

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From » Times Live Mon Sep 23 2013, 02:25:42

By Ben Williams for The Sunday Times The Open Book Cape Town festival was a head-turning success earlier this month. A good literary festival can compress a decade's worth of life lessons into a few hours. Here's what I learned:

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From » Times Live Mon Sep 23 2013, 02:22:42

  By Margie Orford for The Sunday Times Marikana changed the rules for South African crime fiction, says Margie Orford When I was half way through writing my fifth novel, Water Music, I watched those first, unfiltered YouTube clips of the Marikana massacre. Striking miners armed with kieries and pangas were mown down by a thin, blue line of panicky ...

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