Author Archives: boitumelo

DBZ Ntuli: A Brief History of a Literary Giant

There are great novelists, there are great poets. There are great essayists, newspaper columnists and editors. Then there is Deuteronomy Bhekinkosi “DBZ” Ntuli. DBZ Ntuli is a rare gem in the South African literary sphere because he is a great novelist, poet, essayist, newspaper columnist, editor and translator all rolled into one. DBZ Ntuli is […]

Finding the hero within – young people writing stories for change in South Africa

Cover2Cover Books is proud to announce the release of Hero Within, a powerful anthology that explores the stark divides that exist in our communities and our country through the eyes of our youth. Compiled by the FunDza Literacy Trust, Hero Within brings together the voices of a range of South Africans, from aspiring young writers […]

Getting to know the writers of Songbird

Songbird is an exciting new anthology that has been released by Cover2Cover, as part of our series of FunDza anthologies. Like us, the FunDza Literacy Trust believes that reading ignites the imagination, it encourages critical thinking, and it develops empathy and a deeper understanding of the world. FunDza commissions writers to produce new stories – in […]

Terry and Barbara Bell at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

Terry and Barbara Bell were given the opportunity to speak at the Franschhoek Literary Festival this year. Not only did they fill the venue to capacity – they were highly engaged, filled the room with laughter and had the audience listening with bated breath to the stories of their adventures, run-ins with the law, and […]

Heart of Stone – Getting to know Anathi Nyadu

It is always so fascinating when a young person becomes an author and releases their first book. This is what Cover2Cover works so hard to accomplish. With the mission of getting the youth reading for pleasure, Cover2Cover identifies potential writers, mentors them – then provides some of them with an opportunity to publish their stories. […]