Monday, June 1, 2020

5 Hot Writers You Might Not Know are African

As African authors get more and more publicity and prizes - as well as readers - they are becoming must-haves on bookshelves worldwide. Some are...

Mandela quotations book published

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has published a new, authorised book of quotations from the respected former president – one they hope will help...
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KAROO DIARY: A Silly Sense of Snow

Looking out at the vast and sunny Karoo Heartland today, you’d never think that less than two weeks ago we were all snow-stormed in. Which...

South African Author Wins Best World Children’s Book Award!

South African author Anita Pouroulis has won one of children's publishing's top awards for her picture book 'Oh, What a Tangle'.  The former primary school teacher...
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...

Justice Malala Puts SA’s Deepening Malaise in Plain Language

Justice Malala’s book, "We Have Now Begun Our Descent: How to Stop South Africa Losing its Way", does a number of things well. It...

25 Books Every South African Should Read

Looking for deeper insight into South Africa - or just a good read? Here are snap reviews of classic South African books, covering everything from...

Should I Stay or Should I Go – special excerpt

Here's a special peek into new book "Should I Stay or Should I Go - To live in or leave South Africa", taken from...
Durban Curry South Africa

Red Hot ‘Durban Curry’ Scoops Second Place in World Cookbook Awards

KwaZulu-Natal's Durban curry is on its way to global fame thanks to Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman whose book 'Durban Curry: So Much of Flavour'...
Mandela’s chef publishes cookbook

Mandela’s chef publishes cookbook

The life of Nelson Mandela has been recorded in numerous books – one of the most comprehensive is his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Now, the...