Monday, September 21, 2020

book lounge

Brink & Jonker Love Letters Focus of Night with Breytenbach

At a packed launch of the English book version of the compiled letters between literary royalty Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker, Brink's widow said...

Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

Bruce Clark is one of those unusual things – a stay-at-home dad. In his uplifting memoir Love Sex Fleas God, aptly subtitled “Confessions of a...

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

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...
Books on Africa

A Few of our Favourite Books (and Movies) Set in Africa

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...
betty ketani

A SA Story Stranger than Any Fiction: “If You Are Reading...

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

South African author Jacques Pauw has posted a message Sunday on what people should do who have downloaded illegal PDF copies of his explosive...
Durban Curry South Africa

Mmmm. “Durban Curry” Snags International Prize

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”

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...
launch 7

Karoo eBooks Launch

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

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