New Book on Zuma’s Rape Trial has Finally Hit Home

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In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of...
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A Few of our Favourite Books (and Movies) Set in Africa

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I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, but at every time of sitting down to write, it’s the one subject that...
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A SA Story Stranger than Any Fiction: “If You Are Reading...

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More than four years ago Johannesburg journalist Alex Eliseev heard snippets of the most extraordinary story of Betty Ketani - there was murder, kidnapping, a trail that ran...

Author Jacques Pauw’s Message About Illegal Copies of The President’s Keepers

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South African author Jacques Pauw has posted a message Sunday on what people should do who have downloaded illegal PDF copies of his explosive...
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Mmmm. “Durban Curry” Snags International Prize

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The 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Award judges have chosen “Durban Curry, So Much of Flavour," by Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman (PawPaw Publishers) as...

Trevor Noah Launches New Book: “Born A Crime”

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Here's the first look at South African comedian Trevor Noah's new book "Born a Crime", out November 15th. Noah announced back in January that he...
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Karoo eBooks Launch

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The next best thing to actually being in the Karoo, South Africa’s semi-desert Heartland, is to have access to the just-launched Karoo Space eBookstore. Download...

Gus Silber Recalls Alan Paton Interview As Google Honours Author’s Anniversary

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SOUTH AFRICA - Yesterday was the 115th anniversary of the birth of the author Alan Paton, who was honoured in a Google doodle that...

Books on the Fly in Cape Town

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There are probably few places that conjure ambience more than a library with mahogany shelves crammed with books, all centered on a crackling fireplace....

Athol Williams Wins Prestigious Poetry Award… for Second Year Running

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Congratulations to Athol Williams who has been awarded the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for the second year running, becoming the first person...

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