What draws scholars to grubbing around in the dirt under the blazing sun and sifting soil for shards of pottery? To find out, Jennifer Wallace joined an archaeological dig in Israel
Andre Brink is helping to rear his black maid’s child. Her life, he tells Jennifer Wallace, encapsulates South Africa’s tensions – explored in his new novel.
In his latest novel, David Mamet sets his sights on literature teachers and universities, which, he tells Jennifer Wallace, ‘exist independent of any possible utility’.
Can Gayatri Spivak’s ‘pretentiously opaque’ writing make a difference in the real world? Jennifer Wallace talks to an academic who has eaten mice and snakes in rural India.
Chinua Achebe, author of ‘the most cited book in African literature’, tells Jennifer Wallace of life in exile
A multimedia presentation of the threat from mining to indigenous people in India.
Ariel Dorfman has spent his life fleeing tyrants. Here he tells Jennifer Wallace how the guilt of survival and his nomadic life have inspired his writing.
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