Books

October 16, 2018

Can coconuts be trusted with the revolution?

Oxford graduate and student activist Rekgotsofetse Chikane has written an account of the #FeesMustFall protests that rocked SA’s university campuses from 2015 to 2017, as well as about his role in the #RhodesMustFall movement in Cape Town.
October 17, 2018

Children’s Book Review: Who are you, Mr Goo?

Ooh! It’s Mr Goo! It’s a lesson about the importance of kinship, about loneliness and about supporting one another, being the best friend possible.
October 11, 2018

Book Extract: How being body shamed helped Tumi Morake flourish

When I was called to audition for Our Perfect Wedding, I thought that the production company was genuinely keen for me to present the show.
October 7, 2018

Book extract: The assassination of Dr Asvat

An explosive new book by award-winning foreign correspondent Fred Bridgland reinvestigates the Mandela United Football Club’s reign of terror. This edited extract offers new information about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s role in the murder of Dr Asvat.
October 2, 2018

Extract: My brief career as a pageant boy

When I was about 12 years old, my uncle, Theobold Senzangakhona Mshumi, was a deacon at a local Anglican church, St Francis, in Mdantsane. He was a well-regarded and respected member of the church, a beloved figure in the community.
October 1, 2018

Book extract: Is there hope for Israel and Palestine?

How will the volatile situation in the Middle East play out? Will Israel succumb to international pressure the way South Africa and Namibia eventually did? In this extract from his new book, celebrated South African-born legal academic and human rights activist John Dugard can't help feeling optimistic
September 28, 2018

Gerald Kraak Anthology explores stories from the LGBTQI+ community

In this extract from the second volume, As You Like It, Kwambai is faced with an unexpected encounter with a man which leaves him searching for answers about his own sexuality.
September 28, 2018

Book Extract: Arabella, the Secret King and the Amulet from Timbuktu

Book Extract: Arabella, the Secret King and the Amulet from Timbuktu
September 28, 2018

Book Extract: Intruders

Award-winning author Mohale Mashigo has brought us an enchanting collection of short fiction stories, each addressing the often familiar feeling of not belonging. In this edited extract from Intruders, siblings Kamo and Bonolo deal with the fear of t
September 25, 2018

Joblessness: It's just going to get worse

In the first decade and a half after the fall of apartheid economic growth accelerated. By the mid-2000s it exceeded 5% a year.
September 28, 2018

Poet spreads his love

He is one of the first people to have earned five master’s degrees from globally ranked universities such as Harvard and the London School of Economics, and award-winning poet and social philosopher Athol Williams (pictured) shows no signs of stoppin
September 19, 2018

Launch shines solid spotlight on abuse

In what turned out to be more than just the launch of a book, award-winning former journalist Vanessa Govender poured her heart out on Wednesday night.
September 19, 2018

Book review: Inspired by Semenya and Amla

The Road to Glory series are a group of books aimed at younger readers, with the idea to inspire the youth through South Africa's sporting heroes
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October 21 2018