In another proudly South African moment, young writer Lidudumalingani won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing in July 2016. Lidudumalingani – who is also a filmmaker and photographer – hails from the rural Eastern Cape and that’s where ...Read More »
Following the DA’s capturing of key metros in the local government elections, its plans for the 2019 national elections are under the spotlight, and so is its party leader. Mmusi Maimane has come under fire from the ANC for years, ...Read More »
Well-known sex writer, Dorothy Black, has finally written a book. Her blog, The Dot Spot, has been immensely popular because of its honest, no-holds-barred attitude to talking about sex and dating. Black’s book, The Dot Spot. Adventures in Love and Sex, ...Read More »
[LISTEN] Sam Cowen speaks about her book, “From Whiskey to Water”, a brutally honest memoir about addiction and redemption.
“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 »
Cape Townian David Cornwell’s debut novel, Like it Matters (Umuzi), is a perfectly crafted piece of fiction, with lyrical prose and a compelling story. When drug addict, Ed, meets the equally damaged, Charlotte, he’s temporarily pulled out of his despair. ...Read More »
Sunday Times columnist and author Paige Nick is known for her witty and fun approach to various stories. In her latest novel, “Dutch Courage”, she explores stripping in Amsterdam. Her heroine, the naive Grace, decided to take her sister’s place ...Read More »
International journalist and former foreign correspondent in Africa, Michela Wrong, explores a number of topical themes in her debut novel Borderlines: the legacy of colonialism, the involvement of the West in the independence of African nations, secession, international justice, the role of ...Read More »
The annual Cinema Nouveau European Film Festival kicks off today. One of the headliners this year is the Oscar Award-winning documentary, Amy, about the late singer, Amy Winehouse. We spoke to the festival director, Katarina Hedrén, about what audiences can ...Read More »
[LISTEN] Interview with Robin Brown, author of “The Secret Society. Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order”.
Fact or fiction? Robin Brown’s explosive book, The Secret Society. Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order, reads a bit like a Dan Brown novel. Yet, this piece of non-fiction is meticulously researched and based on documented evidence. We ...Read More »
Former New York Times correspondent for South Africa, Alan Cowell, has set his latest novel, Permanent Removal, in South Africa. The book is in part inspired by events that occurred when Cowell was a journalist covering the violence and political upheaval ...Read More »