“Drinking… was warmth in a glass. It allowed me to be my best self… I tried to be all things to all people, and with enough wine I thought I really was. I had loads of baggage on the carousel, ...Read More »
That old cliché that “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no more evident than in Steven Robins’ book, Letters of Stone, in which he pens a rich exploration of the lives of his Jewish ancestors in Nazi ...Read More »
Conspiracy theory or truth? “The Secret Society” tells of Cecil John Rhodes’s quest to establish a world order.
The Commonwealth. The Rhodes scholarship. Members of the British Parliament. World War I and II. According to a book by Robin Brown, The Secret Society. Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order, the controversial colonialist, had a hand ...Read More »
27-year old Nazma Matthews has a debilitating fear of driving. No amount of lessons can stop her irrational phobia, which means she’s stuck managing her father’s kiosk at a Metrorail station in Cape Town. Her dreams of becoming pastry chef ...Read More »
Over the past few years there has been a massive and disturbing onslaught against women online in the form of trolling and virtual stalking, and so, a book like Now Following You is as timely as it is necessary. Even though ...Read More »
“Too Difficult to Explain” – a harrowing true story about the loss of a loved one to Bipolar Disorder.
Could the suicide of a loved one suffering from mental illness have been prevented? Should families and friends be able to see the signs and intervene, before it’s too late? These are some of the questions posed by Chad Stopler and ...Read More »
You can safely eat yourself into a chocolate and hot cross bun coma over Easter weekend. That skinny, older guy with the friendly smile, who banished sugar and carbs, is gone. Done. Dead. Well, at least in Paige Nick’s tongue-in-cheek(y) ...Read More »
“Megastructures and Masterminds” – a retrospective of the greatest engineering feats in Southern Africa.
“In the annals of history, when a great suffering is overcome or a triumph is realized, it has been necessary to build a monument as a point of remembrance. For each time, we lift our gaze upon such altars, we ...Read More »
“My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.” With these words Pat Conroy begins his masterpiece, The Prince of Tides (published in 1986). I’d never heard of it when it was chosen as our book ...Read More »
‘“Everyone is in love on MDMA, but this is where it peaks, the big blow out, Ibiza, 1997… the hedonist’s holiday…”’ Amid the euphoric, drug-fuelled highs, the raves, and the beach, a group of six people from different parts of ...Read More »