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Read Nakhane’s Latest Short Story 'The Pier'

Read "The Pier" by Nakhane.

South African musician, actor and author Nakhane recently shared a new piece of fiction, a short story he wrote for the literary publication Jalada Africa.


The story, which is titled "The Pier," is about a woman who loses her son to suicide. We follow her as she comes into terms with losing him, trying reluctantly to replay the scene in her head when she wasn't even there.

Nakhane's streak as an author started publicly when he released the novel Piggy Boy's Blue in 2015. He revealed himself as an adept writer, whose descriptive style takes you exactly to the place and time in which the story takes place.

"The Pier" isn't any different.

Read the story here.

Photography by Andile Buka.

5 South African Photo Books to Check Out

Here are some South African photo books on apartheid, jazz and Black life to familiarise yourself with.

While image-making, along with image archiving, have taken different forms over the years — advancing in tandem with photography's multiple technological advancements particularly in recent times — the idea of a compilation of images is one that is hard not to romanticise.

Photo books are cool. They look dope on the coffee table, they inspire curiosity, and they are reliable records of memory. They also make for great collector's items; and this is why we wiped the flimsy dust setting on some of our favourite photo books to get you started — should you be interested in finding and/or adding more.

This is but a cursory list of photo books from my own collection, directed mainly at the curious. For a thorough rundown of the history of photobooks in South Africa, have a look at the SAHO website's

Timeline of South African Photographic Books and Exhibitions

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