In 1985, social worker, teacher, community leader, and political activist, Ellen Kuzwayo published a brave autobiography, detailing the conditions under which women lived before and during Apartheid. The book, Call Me Woman, is a story about loss, pain, courage, and ...Read More »
If you have not watched any SuzelleDIY videos yet, where have you been?! The boeremeisie from Somerset-West has become the queen of YouTube in South Africa since she first emerged two years ago, presenting bite-sized, highly original, and comical videos ...Read More »
Salman Rushdie’s new novel, “Two Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights”, is a sublime combination of fairytale, mythology and science fiction.
From the doyen of magic realism, Salman Rushdie, comes a novel that once again surprises, ensnares, and binds the reader to a story that exceeds the imagination. Two Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights combines fantasy, mythology, and science ...Read More »
The opening scenes of Patrick Gale’s latest novel, A Place Called Winter, are disturbing, hellish even. The protagonist, Harry Cane, is led by two nursing assistants to a bath. His legs and arms are restrained while he is placed on ...Read More »
“Notes from the Lost Property Department” – a novel about secrets, broken memories, and defining moments.
Memories are like films about ghosts.⃰ And, the protagonist in Bridget Pitt’s Notes from the Lost Property Department, Iris ‘Izzie’ Langley, is haunted by them. The 57-year old suffered a massive brain injury when she fell off the Drakensberg’s highest ...Read More »
Cyber Infidelity: The New Seduction could not have been published at a more apt time, just as hackers released details of millions of users of the AshleyMadison.com dating website, destroying relationships the world over. The book was written before the ...Read More »
When apartheid’s most notorious spy walks into the studio, she’s not what I expect. The photographs that were published across the world over two decades ago show an attractive brunette, clearly aware of her looks. A confident woman, who appears ...Read More »
Who knew a tiny star-shaped seed from near-extinct tree could spark so enchanting, suspenseful, and intensely spiritual a tale as Jacqui L’Ange’s debut novel, The Seed Thief? When Cape Town-based botanist, Magdalene “Maddy” Bellani, is asked by her boss at ...Read More »
Memories of trauma are like incomplete puzzles, sometimes unreliable, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. 28 years after a tragedy that killed one of his brothers, John Hyde, is confronted with his past, which has become so fragmented ...Read More »
A cruise is supposed to a fun, relaxing, indulgent holiday experience. And for the passengers of the Beautiful Dreamer, the first three days are exactly that. Cocktails, long hours in the pool, and performances by a famous psychic medium, Celine ...Read More »