BOOK REVIEW: Anguish traced in lives lost and hopes of redemption

The Fortunate Ones is a form of fictional witness to a terrible time in history, writes David Gorin

BOOK REVIEW: Victorian greed in a Natal full of artifice

Claire Robertson’s third novel, set on a sugar plantation, tells an exquisite tale of dispossession, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

BOOK REVIEW: Survivor tells of Iraq’s rape and abuse horrors

Yazidi Nadia Murad never stopped fighting for her life against Islamic State barbarity, writes Diane de Beer

BOOK REVIEW: Bliss, bling and the blesser dilemma

Author Angela Makholwa explores the rife but despised phenomenon of blessers, writes Edward Tsumele

BOOK REVIEW: How Israel picked off targets in lieu of war

Agents spilled the beans over thousands of state-sponsored assassinations, journalist says, writes Ethan Bronner

BOOK REVIEW: SA’s forgotten war role in Western Desert chronicled

Much of author David Katz’s ‘untold’ part is from his prodigious research at national and military archives in Pretoria and London, writes ...

Amid the fire and fury lies the real trouble with the Trump presidency

Three books paint bleak picture of what’s happening in the White House

BOOK REVIEW: Story of black SS Mendi crew pulled to the surface

Black sacrifice and segregation underpin African historian Sandi Baai’s recount of the dramatic end of the SS Mendi, writes Struan Douglas

BOOK REVIEW: The enigma that is Cyril Ramaphosa

Veteran journalist and editor Ray Hartley explores some of the events and people who shaped the ANC’s new leader, writes Xolisa Phillip

BOOK REVIEW: Celebration of Nataniël’s stage career marked by flair and eccentricity

Closet is both a celebration and an act of preservation by the iconic actor, writes Diane de Beer

BOOK REVIEW: How capitalism led to economics replacing religion

John Rapley’s Twilight of the Money Gods takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of economic thought, writes Roger Southall

BOOK REVIEW: Historian finds nugget of gold in dig for truth behind Jameson Raid

Reference to ‘vigilance committee’ in US rush sparks search for planner, writes Dave Gorin

Festival rewrites colonial narrative and plots future of black literature

Abantu event is a place of healing, celebration and emancipation

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion

Cleaning up the clothing and fashion industry is not a pipe dream

BOOK REVIEW: Memoir portrays exiles’ lives as peripatetic outsiders

Sisonke Msimang’s liminal eyes provide a keen and unique view on how much South Africa’s descent under the leadership of venal politicians has wounded those ...

BOOK REVIEW: ‘General’ has a strategy to bring all together and put SA on a new path

Sue Grant-Marshall: Bantu Holomisa has mastered the art of consultation, says biographer Eric Naki

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