Issue 136, October 2016

South African Papers   Why read Ivan Vladislavic? The papers gathered together in this special section of Thesis Eleven offer some clues to the curious, or to those watching the detectives. Vladislavic is one of the premier writers in and of South Africa, which is to say something, as this is a rich and vibrant…

Ivan Vladislavic in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Cities like Johannesburg are easily reviled, at a distance. Those who live in them, or are drawn to them, need to make peace with tough cities, even perhaps to love them.         Ivan Vladislavic is the leading South African writer of urban fiction. His work combines irony, humour, engagement and detachment, the…